Bagasse is the waste fibre that is left after sugarcane has been pressed for its juice. We use sugarcane in two forms: moulded fibre products and paper.
Moulded fibre products
Moulded bagasse fibre products make up the basis of our range of takeaway containers, bowls and plates. They are beautiful products. They have a natural look and feel and even though they feel like paper they are strong and hold their shape well. Bagasse products are heat resistant up to 100˚C, water and oil resistant, freezer friendly and microwave safe.
Paper and Board
Sugarcane fibre / bagasse is mixed with wood pulp to create bagasse paper and board. The mix of bagasse and wood pulp is a minimum of 60% bagasse pulp. L&B’s eco friendly toilet paper and serviettes are made from bagasse paper as are the cardboard lids used to seal the ice cream bowls and taster cups.
Why is Bagasse the most earth friendly choice?
- Bagasse is a waste material from the sugar industry.
- Bagasse is annually renewable.
- It’s certified GM-free.
- Bagasse is a tree-free paper.
- It is home compostable and will biodegrade into natural materials if exposed to bacteria, moisture and heat.
- Bagasse products are recyclable with other paper products as long as they have not absorbed any grease from food.