WHAT are Our Products Made From?
Sugarcane is a non-food renewable resource, yielding new harvests every year.
Sugarcane bagasse is the fiber pulp from sugarcane, left after the juice has been extracted from the stalk. Bagasse was normally seen as a waste product, and is still often discarded by burning, causing air pollution. But, we now take the fiber and mold it into strong and attractive food packaging products, thus taking us a step closer to sustainability.
All sugarcane bagasse products from Walvis Eco are BPI certified compostable and 100% biodegradable.
Our PLA, or Polylactic Acid cups and straws are made from a corn-based derivative called PLA corn resin. It is not corn starch. PLA is the first commodity polymer produced from annually renewable resources and is a rigid thermoplastic polymer. PLA has a heat tolerance of 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
Our CPLA products are also made from the same corn-based PLA corn resin. The “C” stands for crystalized. In order to make PLA heat resistant, it must go through the crystallization process. CPLA has a heat resistance of 185 degrees Fahrenheit. CPLA products are not as transparent as PLA counterparts.