With the ongoing conversation on plastics, many consumers are turning to alternative materials. But what are some of the alternative materials? And what are disadvantages and advantages to different materials?
Abena always recomends choosing the material and products to suit your needs. A variety of factors go into the decision making process:, your food- production process, your local access to sorting and recycling, and how important a green sustainable profile is to your business.
Learn more about the properties of different alternative materials below, or contact a local sales representative to learn more about your options.
Choose paper if:
Sugar Cane Bagasse
When the sugar is extracted from the sugar cane, the cane is left behind. This material is shredded and cleaned to bagasse fibers. These fibers can be made into various kinds of products and are suitable for hot and cold dishes.
Choose bagasse if:
The production of palm leaf products is very simple and sustainable.The naturally shed palm leaves are collected at the palm plantation, cleaned, and heat pressed into different sizes and shapes.
Choose palm leaves if:
Choose wood if:
PLA (Polyactic Acid)
Choose PLA if:
Disposal of plastic has been a hot topic in recent years, and with good reason, as incorrect sorting and disposal of plastic can have major negative impact on the environment
With an increasing focus on eco-friendly solutions and a growing market for responsible products, we are continuously pioneering new materials and concepts that raise the bar for sustainability. Let us guide you through a world of new opportunities.