Amidst the main raw materials used in the production of our products is the agricultural bagasse. Bagasse is the waste material (the residue, or the pulp) after the processing of a fruit or a vegetable. Very often, this residue is misused and destroyed, although it may serve other purposes after the withdrawn of the main raw material. Our range of sustainable tableware is made, for example, of the sugarcane bagasse which remains after the sugar production. This way we give the material a final purpose before returning it to earth through composting. This practice helps to reduce CO2 emissions that would otherwise be released through the usual process of burning the remaining material from sugarcane.
Our range of cutlery is produced from plants and 100% compostable. For its manufacture is used CPLA (crystallized poly lactic acid), which is a derivative of PLA, a polyester extracted from corn starch that serves as the basis to produce bioplastics. CPLA is a harmless, chemical and toxin free, and resistant, material that can withstand high temperatures (up to 85 ° C) without deforming. All products made from CPLA may, at the end of their life, be recycled or composted in a compost facility. We do, however, recommend the reuse of our cutlery! For this, you just need to handwash it, dry it well and store it in a dry environment.
The process of manufacturing compostable products from wheat straw is very similar to that of agricultural bagasse. Straw, a by-product of wheat, is the stalk that is left over after the wheat is harvested. Wheat straw is made into pulp, and this pulp can be used to create molded fibre products. This fibre is strong and durable and will work the same, if not better, than plastic containers, but without the harmful environmental side effects.
Wheat straw and agricultural bagasse are recovered waste materials. When converted to fibre and other biodegradable and compostable products, these previously wasted natural resources find a new life.