Green Living 101: Heavy Duty Bagasse Products For An Ultra-Light Footprint

Three plates with food on them, served on eco-friendly bagasse plates with matching bagasse forks.

Ever wondered how you can make a significant impact on the environment without having to go overboard? Well, the answer is pretty simple. Instead of making sustainability a super complex task, how about making smaller changes that actually make a greener impact?

That being said, if you are one to follow an eco-friendly lifestyle, we bet you must be looking for ways to cut back on your single-use paper or plastic products reliance. And, bagasse products can be a great way to experience what we call "Guilt-Free Convenience."

Wait, what's bagasse? Simply put, bagasse is a pulpy residue of sugarcane fiber that remains once the sugarcane juice is extracted. Products like bagasse plates and bowls can be a great way to enjoy all your gatherings without the mess and plastic lingering around forever (literally!).

With that in mind, here's why everyday essentials made out of sugarcane bagasse products are a perfect option for all kinds of table settings. Read on to explore more.

What is Bagasse? And, Is It Eco-Friendly?

Stating again, bagasse is a leftover residue of sugarcane fiber that remains once the cane is turned into sugar. Traditionally, this "agro-waste" usually ends up in landfills where it is burnt.

However, we, at EcoSoul, upcycle this plant waste into everyday essentials that not only allow you to follow a sustainable lifestyle but also host easy gatherings. Offering a great substitute for single-use plastic and paper products, these plant-based essentials like sugarcane bagasse bowls and plates are entirely free from any plastic or paper.

Moreover, bagasse products production doesn't typically require a great amount of energy. The crux here is that while bagasse products are super easy to use and gentle to the planet, these products also consume limited energy to manufacture.

Lastly, bagasse products are compostable. With a back-to-nature promise, all bagasse essentials available at EcoSoul go back to nature in a couple of weeks once discarded. Because they are made entirely from plants, these products break down into smaller pieces and turn into compost. You can either dispose of them in a composting facility or in a compost bin.

What About Quality?

Yes, bagasse bowls and plates are a great sustainable alternative to plastic or paper plates. However, in addition to offering great sustainability claims, these products are highly functional too.

For starters, they are super sturdy. Unlike those flimsy paper plates that tend to buckle under pressure, bagasse plates are super durable and are here to handle all kinds of food, be it super juicy or featuring some scrumptious running curry.

Moreover, bagasse plates, bowls, and cups are microwave, oven, refrigerator, and freezer-safe. You can either use them to bake some gooey choco-chip cookies or let them freeze some homemade ice cream overnight.

With a strong build, these products also have properties like heat-resistant and leak-resistant. They can withstand pipping hot food and curry-heavy food items with absolutely no leaks.

Finally, not only are these products safe for the planet, but they are made safe for your food too. With no chemicals or toxins, sugarcane bagasse everyday essentials are safe for food contact, even if you use them to heat some leftovers in a microwave.

Where Can I Find Bagasse Products?

Vegetables served on Bagasse clamshell and a glass of juice with compostable straws

If you are looking to take a break from ditch doing dishes after a family gathering, make sure to check out our assortment of bagasse products.

Our plant-based and compostable category offers bagasse plates, bowls, and hot cups. You can also go for compostable clamshells and meal trays to make all your meals happy, planet-safe, and chemical-free.

Read More: Complete Guide To Composting At Home