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Biodegradable Plates, Sugarcane and Bagasse Explained

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Biodegradable paper platesWe’re commonly asked for more information on our popular range of Sugarcane items, what they’re made from, what they feel like, why they’re biodegradable etc. Our entire line of Sugarcane products are made from a substance called Bagasse; this is a by-product of crushed sugarcane and has traditionally been considered a waste product. For every 10 tonnes of sugarcane produced, there is around 3 tonnes of waste Bagasse, this can now be pressed and pulped into biodegradable board products such as plates and bowls.

Bagasse has fantastic eco-friendly credentials; its production has no additional impact on natural resources and is 100% compostable + biodegradable. It requires no additional plastic coating, which has traditionally been an issue with the more common PE (polyethylene)  coated paperboard style of plate. As the sugarcane plates are a 100% natural composition, they will naturally break down over time, they’re completely compostable.

In terms of the product itself, it’s best described as a matte-effect heavyweight card material in texture, much thicker than a standard disposable plate and feels more substantial. It’s a highly rigid product, making it very well suited to scenarios which call for a disposable plate or bowl, but also require a premium and more heavyweight product. We always recommend a sugarcane / Bagasse product where the customer intends to serve meal sized quantities of hot / oily foods for example.

We stock a whole range of items in this material including:-

  • Round plates (6, 7, 9 and 10” sizes)
  • Square plates (15, 20 and 26cm sizes)
  • Bowls (12 and 16oz sizes)
  • Food containers (Various sizes)

All these items can be safely used in the microwave; they can even be refrigerated and frozen making them a great choice for environmentally friendly takeaway use.

We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have on this or any other range we stock, simply get in touch for more information. You can see our range of biodegradable plates and other tableware at: http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_listing,38,0,Biodegradable_Tableware.html

Why Choose Biodegradable Plates?

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

We can supply two grades of disposable plates, either a traditional paper plate or the new sugarcane biodegradable plates, but why should you opt for the more expensive sugarcane variety? This very much depends on your requirements, many customers find that the standard grade of disposable paper plate is a perfectly adequate and economical choice.

The benefits of using the sugarcane plates become apparent when you intend to serve hot or oily foods.  Because the sugarcane or “Bagasse” material is thicker and more rigid, the plate’s integrity is not compromised by foods of this nature; this means no more soggy absorbent plates!

Another key benefit of our biodegradable plates, and indeed the rest of our sugarcane range, is the ability to use the plates in a Microwave. This is ideal for cooking / reheating snacks or pasta based meals.

You can find a full range of biodegradable plates under our “biodegradable tableware” category, along with a meal boxes, trays and other food containers.

We stock our range of round sugarcane plates in the following sizes:

6" Biodegradable Plates - £4.01 per pack (125)

7" Biodegradable Plates - £5.50 per pack (125)

9" Biodegradable Plates - £9.01 per pack (125)

10" Biodegradable Plates - £12.19 per pack (125)

In addition to the prices above, we also supply the items in full case quantities of 500 plates. This represents the most cost effective way of purchasing larger volumes.

Biodegradable Plates

Biodegradable Plates