Bagasse (Sugarcane)

 

Bagasse Production Process

 

Dart’s molded pulp fiber products are made from bagasse, a plant-based, renewable material derived from sugarcane. The production process is similar to 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 mold where the majority of 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 American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard D6868 for compostability and are certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute. The products are compostable in commercial compost facilities but are not suitable for backyard composting. To see if a commercial composting facility accepts bagasse near you, go to findacomposter.com.

 

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