SLC products are made from bagasse which is a natural, plant based resource. Bagasse is sugarcane fibre waste left after extracting the juice. Historically, bagasse waste has been burnt in fields, thereby creating a lot of air pollution. It has also been used as a fuel, however does not prove highly efficient in that form. Manufacturing eco-friendly products from bagasse not only effectively utilises this by-product but also helps in reducing pollution, energy and water consumption.
Yes! Food in SLC bagasseproducts can be directly heated in the microwave and oven. They can take heat upto 100 degree celsius while retaining their shape and form.
Yes! SLC products can take temperatures upto -20 degree celsius, while retaining their shape and form.
SLC products have an estimated shelf life of 2 years. Products should be stored in a cool, dry place for maximum life expectancy.
Yes, all our bagasse products are 100% biodegradable and compostable. This means that when SLC products reach the ground, they would degrade into natural compounds and disappear into the soil in 30-60 days. Alternatively, they would undergo complete biological decomposition in a compost site.
SLC products provide the following benefits over alternatives:
- Made from natural, sustainable resources
- 100% biodegradable and compostable
- Oven, microwave & refrigerator friendly
- Durable & Versatile
- Competitive pricing compared to alternatives
- Does not impart taste, odour or colour
- Suitable for hot & cold food items
- No wax or plastic lining
- Toxin & adhesive free
SLC bagasse products biodegrade within 90 days, while plastic can take up to 400 years and styrofoam is known to never degrade! Paper products are biodegradable, however the plastic lining coating its surface does not degrade for a long time. Manufacturing bagasse products require significantly lower amount of energy and water as compared to its alternatives – plastic and styrofoam. Additionally, level of CO2 emission in the process is less than half as compared to that of others. Since sugarcane is a non-tree product, no trees are cut or harmed in the manufacturing products, unlike paper products.