To make the Future Friendly range from plant-based materials, Huhtamaki Tailored Packaging reclaims vast quantities of sugarcane pulp, also known as bagasse. Bagasse is a sugar production by-product. Once the sugarcane’s juice is squeezed out, the tough, fibrous pulp remains. Because it’s a by-product, bagasse is frequently discarded. However, Huhtamaki TP reclaims sugarcane bagasse and uses it to make Future Friendly plates, bowls, trays, hamburger clamshells and more.
Packaging sustainably with sugarcane products allows your foodservice businesses to:
- Reduce your reliance on non-renewable plastics such as Styrofoam by replacing it with a sustainable alternative
- Increase your reliance on a rapidly renewable resource. Sugarcane grows so fast – compared to trees – it’s classified as rapidly renewable
- Increase your reliance on a resource that’s a reclaimed by-product which doesn’t require heavy investment of new resources to produce