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SUGARCANE VS PAPER CUP

Paper products have been a staple within the packaging industry, and for good reason, they have played an integral part in the reduction of plastic waste.

In recent years a new, more sustainable player has emerged - enter the sustainable packaging game changer, sugarcane bagasse.


Both paper and sugarcane products have a similar look, feel, durability, and heat and freeze threshold. the underlying difference between paper and sugarcane packaging is in the sustainability levels throughout production.


Wood pulp used for paper cups can take up to 20 years to grow, while sugarcane takes just 1 year to grow and harvest. Paper cup production poses environmental threats through deforestation which in turn causes eco-system degradation and a decreased carbon absorption capacity.


The beauty of sugarcane pulp/bagasse is that it is not grown for the sole purpose of food and beverage packaging, it is a waste by-product. Once the juice has been extracted from the sugarcane, the fibrous pulp considered ‘waste’ can then be repurposed into packaging.

Another major up-side to sugarcane pulp is that it yields more product forming pulp than wood does. meaning you get more product from sugarcane pulp than wood pulp.

The decision to create our packaging from sugarcane rather than paper was an easy choice for New Envi. sugarcane grows 20 times faster, yields more product, eliminates the need for deforestation and eco-system degradation, and it recycles what would normally be considered a waste product.

AT NEW ENVI, WE BELIEVE THAT IT IS IMPERATIVE TO UTILISE THE MOST NATURAL AND RENEWABLE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO US.



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