Sugarcane Bagasse / Pulp
Sugarcane bagasse itself is a waste material, the dry fibrous residue left after sugarcane stalks have been crushed to extract the juice mainly for sugar manufacturing. When the fibers already crushed, less energy is required to make bagasse products compared with pulping wood for paper products.
Products made from sugarcane bagasse are strong and durable, jet natural fibre is very pleasant to touch and breathable. Leak and oil proof, with no lining required. Microwavable (warm up only). Refrigerator safe. ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 certified.
Compostable and recyclable (paper stream)
Our products are made to decompose in a commercial composting facility within 60-90 days. Suitable for home composting. Complies with ASTM D6868 and EN13432 reports for compostability.
Bamboo / Pulp / Paper
Fast growing bamboo regenerates quickly, making it a sustainable choice. Growing at a rate of up to 91 cm a day, Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. Bamboo requires no irrigation and unlike trees it rarely needs replanting after it harvested, it grows rapidly and can be harvested in 3-5 years.
WOOD / PAPER / FSC Certified
The original raw material used for our wooden cutlery and paper cups manufacture is wood fibre, from sustainably managed forests, natural renewable resource.
End of life options
Wooden cutlery / Recyclable and compostable
Our paper cups are lined with PLA lining and are compostable in industrial composting facility only. Across Australia and New Zealand there is limited access to compost facilities so the current end-of-life option for the cups in the paper and cardboard recycling in the absence of wide scale commercial composting.
Cardboard / Recycled content
Cardboard is made from a renewable resource, compostable and easily recyclable, with decreasing production emissions.
The original raw material used for carton manufacture is wood fibre, as an option from sustainably managed forests. Additionally, at the end of life, cartons are collected and recycled and form a secondary raw material.
End of life options
Folding cartons can easily be recycled by reprocessing in a mill, where the fibres are separated. The recovered fibre is then used to make cartonboard or another paper or board product. Alternatively, they can either be composted, a process also known as “organic recycling”, or if recycling is no longer a viable option, their energy content can be recovered in an energy-from-waste incinerator.
PLA Biobased Plastics
Greenmark clear cups and deli containers, and PLA cutlery are made from Ingeo PLA, a bioplastic produced from corn.
The production of PLA produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions. when compared to conventional plastic production.
Products made from PLA bioplastics are compostable in industrial
Areca PALM leaves
Areca trees have large leaves, or fronds, which shed and fall to the ground every few weeks. The leaves are usually collected and burned. Our Palm Leaf range turns these leaves into disposable plates, bowls, platters – natural, compostable and biodegradable.
A strong, semi flexible yet not brittle, odourless, water and heat resistant leaf, this product has its own natural grains, characteristic texture and colour. Each one is unique. The palm leaf can be used to bake foodstuff and can even tolerate microwave cooking.
The leaves are sorted, and then washed and heat pressed into a variety of shapes such as bowls, plates and platters (this also sterilizes the leaf) maximizing the use of this beautiful natural Product.
No pulp, no starch, just a washed and pressed leaf. Totally natural.
End of life option
Use it again or you can compost it.
If you don’t compost at home but you’ve got a garden, you could just break the plates up and spread the pieces round your garden. They will break down, enriching the soil like any other leaf, within a couple of months