Sugarcane and Bagasse Pulp
The sugarcane plant is fast growing and a highly renewable resource. It reaches maturity in just nine months, growing to about three metres tall.
Based on production volumes, it’s one of the largest crops in the world – around 1.83 billion tonnes per year. For every 10 tonnes of sugarcane processed, three tonnes of a fibrous leftover product, called bagasse, remains, in quantities of about 610 million tonnes per year.
Put to good use as bagasse sugarcane pulp and transformed into packaging products, it is diverted away from landfill, making a big difference to the environment. A biodegradable and compostable material, Detpak uses moulded bagasse sugarcane pulp to make packaging items including eco plates, bowls and boxes, which are very sturdy and have great thermal properties.