We’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.
To help you celebrate the queens royal Diamond Jubilee 2012 Event Supplies are offering a specially selected range of disposable catering and party supplies.
To mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign the Diamond Jubilee will take place in 2012. The celebrations will centre around an extended weekend in 2012 on 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th June. Many of our customers are celebrating the occasion with privately organized local events, these range in size from smaller indoor gatherings to larger outdoor celebrations with thousands of anticipated attendees.
We’ve put together a series of promotions to help you celebrate the occasion in style without costing the earth
Disposable Plastic Glasses
We can supply disposable plastic glasses for beer, soft drinks or spirits in two main types. The high quality Katerglass range is the stronger of the two glasses, made from high-quality injection-molded PP these tumblers are far stronger than any other disposable plastic glasses currently available. The flexible beer glass range of pint/half pint plastic glasses are most cost effective, but do not feature the same level of rigidity.
Disposable Wine Glasses
High clarity crystal-styrene plastic wineglasses are perfect for outdoor occasions. We can supply both smaller (6oz/175ml) or larger (200ml/8oz) wineglasses either as smaller packs or full cases depending on your requirements. Our wine glasses are available as either single-piece items or with a detachable base for compact storage.
Disposable plates are available as either a traditional flexible paper plate or a more rigid biodegradable item. The standard disposable plates are made from virgin grade paper, ideal where larger volumes are required or where smaller plates of cold food will be served. Our high-quality ‘sugarcane’ plates are far stronger items, the increased rigidity coming from use of thicker material. This type of plate is far more suitable where hotter foods will be served and eaten on the move. The material is also suitable for greasy foods and is even suitable for use in the microwave!
This is just a small extract from the range of products we can supply – if you require assistance or advice with the planning of your event, simply give our friendly sales team a call on 0844 4995456
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:
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.
New to the event supplies range are our Biodegradable Plates manufactured from Bagasse (Sugarcane waste material) which include the standard Round plates in 10”, 9”, 7”, 6” and 12” Oval sizes but also a range of Biodegradable Square Plates and Rectangular trays.
These products are light yet sturdy and offer professional looking food display at minimal cost.
All our Biodegradable Tableware is produced from renewable sources as it is manufactured from the waste material from sugarcane crop, which would otherwise be lost.
Bagasse tableware is fast replacing EPS alternatives (expanded polystyrene, often referred to as Styrofoam) which are increasingly regarded as environmentally unacceptable. Bagasse tableware benefits from a wide range of attributes including being suitable for hot or oily foods, microwavable, fridge freezer safe and of course being biodegradable.
Introducing our new range of Biodegradable Tableware, this consists of Biodegradable plates, bowls, food containers and straws. The range is manufactured from 100% natural and renewable sugarcane fibre, a resource which would not otherwise be utilised. This means that our sugarcane products are very environmentally friendly.
Unlike traditional paper plates, which feature a wax coating, sugarcane products are completely compostable. A sugarcane product will completely decompose in soil within 180 days or 14 days in water, meaning they can be ethically disposed of through regular household waste, a commercial disposal facility or garden composting container.
In addition to the environmental advantages; sugarcane based products are more rigid than their paper counterparts, making them suitable for greasy/oily foods and for use in microwaves.