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How Are they Made?

How Sugarcane & Wheat Fiber Products are Made

Sugarcane and wheat are renewable, fast growing resources. Once they are harvested, the stalks are usually incinerated or discarded. However, the stalks leftover after the harvest can be used to create sustainable packaging. The stalks are converted to pulp and poured into molds of different packaging sizes and configurations.

Why we use them for disposables

We know that forests are threatened and endangered around the world, so it is important to us to find alternative materials that do not require virgin forest resources. Best of all, at the end of its life, you can compost your container or plate in a commercial composting facility instead of sending it to the landfill.

How Natural Kraft Paper Products are Made

Kraft paper is a 100% biodegradable natural product. The pulp is made from long fibres of wood and is not bleached, to ensure minimum chemical processing and to retain the wood's natural color.

Why we use it for disposables

Kraft paper biodegrades entirely naturally. Just like the leaves from the trees, kraft paper decomposes naturally within a few weeks, returning to its initial form of cellulose fibres, which can be fully assimilated back into its original natural environment. Packaging made from unbleached, natural kraft paper versus bleached paper has significant environmental benefits. 21% less wood pulp is used; 30% less energy is used; 10% fewer greenhouse gases are generated; and 46% less waste water is produced