Bagasse (Sugarcane)

 

Bagasse Production Process

 

Dart’s moulded pulp fibre products are made from bagasse, or sugarcane, -a plant-based, renewable material. The production process is like making products from wood pulp.

Bagasse material is mixed with water and mashed into a slurry. Then it's pumped onto a fine mesh screen mould where the most of the water is vacuumed away. The product is then pressed and heated in an oven to remove any remaining moisture.

 

 

Recovery & Recycling Information

 

Bagasse food and beverage packaging can be recycled where facilities exist. Please check with your local recycler to see if they accept bagasse.

 

Made with at least 99% plant-based renewable resources, Dart’s bagasse products meet the US American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard D6868 for compostability and are certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute. The products are compostable in US commercial compost facilities but are not suitable for home composting. To see if a commercial composting facility accepts bagasse near you, go to  European Compost Network or European Bio Plastics.

 

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