Everything you need to know about Bagasse

We did a post on Facebook a while ago defining the term “bagasse” and it attracted a fair share of likes and engagements and so we thought we delve a little deeper into this wonderful ingredient.

Styrofoam and plastic remain the cheapest and most readily available packaging materials, but there are biodegradable options available that won’t harm the environment and offer pre- as well as post-life benefits.

One of the best and most eco-friendly options is Bagasse.

Bagasse is the “waste” from sugar cane plants left over after the sugar has been extracted. 

Originally used as a biofuel, the value of this material for the packaging industry has since been well explored.  Bagasse is used to make a variety of food packaging items, which include but is not limited to takeaway containers, plates and bowls.  Bagasse also serves as a substitute for wood in some countries to produce pulp, paper and board.

Not bad for a ‘waste’ product!

Not only is Bagasse packaging items better for the environment because they are biodegradable and compostable, they are aesthetically pleasing too!

Here’s what you need to know:


Bagasse is both home and commercially compostable and can break down in as little as 4 weeks, under the right conditions. Shredding bagasse products before composting significantly speeds up this process.


Keen on making the switch to Bagasse?

Look no further, we stock various options:

Clamshell Takeaway Boxes

Bagasse Plates

Be sure to check out the rest of our range


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