Beauty in Bagasse: A Renewable Takeaway Solution

Over the past few years, sustainability has become an important topic for medium and small businesses alike. Whether you own a café, restaurant or another type of food service establishment, finding takeaway packaging made from material that supports a sustainable future is key to keeping up with this changing landscape. 

So, what does this mean? One of the most renewable materials in takeaway food packaging is bagasseBagasse, also known as sugarcane pulp, is the by-product of the sugarcane industry.

Across Australia over 31.1 million tonnes of sugarcane is harvested for sugar milling - and that number is only growing. Due to being the byproduct of sugar production, the use of bagasse in takeaway food packaging repurposes fibre that would otherwise be heading towards landfill. With the use of pressurised moulds, it turns that fibre into high quality and ethically sourced food service products that are also compostable in industrial composting facilities under specific conditions.

Bagasse food service products are ethically sourced sustainable alternative to traditional non-renewable packaging. Sustain’s range of bagasse takeaway food packaging is:

  • Compostable in industrial composting
  • Suitable for cold and oily foods
  • Suitable for hot foods and microwavable
  • Fridge and freezer safe
  • Made from 100% sugarcane bagasse

Using a packaging product made of bagasse pulp, a non-wood biomass resource, also has the potential to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions - by diverting waste from landfill. 

Discover the Sustain Bagasse Range Here

Authored by Stephanie Bennett

Food packaging & takeawaySustainability