Bagasse is a byproduct of making sugar. When sugarcane stalks are harvested, they are pressed to extract their juices, which then gets processed into sugar. This leaves behind a dry substance. Using a high heat and pressure process, this material is then moulded into various containers and tableware such as bowls and plates.
Being both biodegradable and compostable, it’s seen as the most environmentally friendly material currently used in the food service industry. Packaging made from it and tableware are stronger and better quality than most alternatives. Suitable for hot, wet and oily foods, it holds liquids very well and is naturally grease and cut resistant, it’s also heat tolerant up to 95C and can even be put in the microwave or the freezer.