Our Materials are what define us.
FSC Certified paper, Plant-based PLA, Sugar cane pulp and Bamboo. These materials make up all of our products and they have three things in common: they are all renewable, natural and completely compostable.
FSC Certified Paper
FSC Certified Paper comes from forests that have been given certification against strict standards by independent organisations that are accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council.
The FSC is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting responsible forestry.
By using FSC certified paper, we are ensuring that our sources are exclusively forests that are well managed, from the protection of indigenous peoples rights to the methods of felling trees in an environmentally appropriate manner.
PLA or Polylactic Acid is most commonly derived from corn destined for the livestock feed industry.
The corn plants trap CO2, transforming them into long-chain sugar molecules. These starches are extracted through a milling process. The corn is then sent to become feed for the livestock industry, while the starches are sent for further processing, eventually ending up as PLA pellets that can then be used in various manufacturing methods to form our products.
While PLA properties are similar to conventional petrochemical plastics, they are derived completely from renewable resources and are 100% compostable as a result.
Bagasse is the dry pulp fibre that remains after sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract their juice.
After further processing, the pulp can then be used as a biofuel for the production of heat and electricity (most sugar mills power themselves this way), for feed for the livestock industry or for the manufacture of pulp, paper, and packaging.
It is a highly renewable, versatile material that is considered to be a process waste stream.
Bamboo is the fastest growing species of plant on the planet, reaching maturity in as little as 3 years.
It thrives in depleted soil and areas where few other plants can grow. This quickly renewable resource is found in our napkins and straws, and our new bamboo cup range.
It is recyclable, compostable and helps lessen our impact on the environment and reliance on trees as our main source of paper.