GO-GREEN Sugar Cane 100% Bio Compostable
100% Biocompostable Trays from Sugar Cane
- 100% Biocompostable in commercial and home compost heaps within 90 days at ambient temperatures with no remains.
- Extensive biocompostable certifications for industrial and home composting - available upon request
- Flexible shapes and sizes
- Recyclable in conventional paper stream
- Colors and printing available
- Lidding Films available
Life Cycle Analysis of Sugar Cane Packaging
- Water and Oil Resistant
- Microwavable and Ovenable
- Refrigerator and Freezer
- Sturdy and rigid
- Acid Resistance - no discoloration
Oil - 300°F
Water - 212°F
Oven - 400°F
Freezer - -13°F
How Sugar Cane Trays Decompost at Ambient Temperatures
|Sugar Cane Tray before composting
||After 4 weeks of incubation
||After 8 weeks of incubation
- Raw Materials: Sugar Cane, abundant crops grown in the Far East, Brazil and Mexico.
- Renewable - (less than 1 year growth lifespan)
- Ingredients: 96% natural fiber, 2.3% water, 1.7% biodegradable mixture
- No Wood Used (no depletion of forests)
- Energy and Water Efficient Production Process
- No Fossil Fuels Used
- Excess Water is Recycled
Q: What is packaging made from Sugar Cane?
Sugar Cane is grown to extract sugar from its stalk. After the juice is extracted, the remaining sugar cane fiber pulp is called Bagasse. Up until recently, Bagasse was treated as a waste product, and was often burned thereby causing air pollution. Producing packaging out of the sugar cane pulp solves the problem of waste. In addition it creates a value added product from a material that was once treated as a waste product.
Q: What are the benefits of using packaging made from Sugar Cane?
Sugar Cane packaging is 100% compostable and it biodegrades in 30-90 days. Through the use of this product, you are contributing to a sustainable planet. Bagasse is a tree-free readily renewable resource and provides a superior alternative to petroleum derived products. It will biodegrade and will not stay in the environment for hundreds of years.
Q: How long does packaging from Sugar Cane take to biocompost?
The rate of decomposition depends on the composting conditions - the temperature, turnover rate, moisture etc. Just like other compostable material, products will biodegrade much faster, if they are broken into smaller pieces. Packaging from Sugar Cane will biodegrade at the same rate as garden waste in a home composting system, which depending on the home composting system can be approximately 30 and 90 days.
Q: How does Sugar Cane packaging perform in the oven, microwave and freezer?
Sugar Cane Packaging will handle hot food and beverages up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. It is also microwave safe and freezer safe.