Bagasse has been used as a fuel source for sugar mills due to the thermal energy it produces. Modern cogeneration technologies are being developed to generate 200 to 300 kWh of electricity per ton of bagasse material. Researchers are also investigating the possibility of using it as a biofuel. Bagasse is also widely used by food distributors in London and other cities for its environmentally friendly properties. Bagasse has been used to produce pulp and board due to its suitability for printing and writing. It is usually used to make boxes and boards. Processing bagasse as part of the daily diet has also been found to be beneficial to human health.
Bagasse containers are made from bagasse, the dry, fibrous residue left after the cane stems are crushed to extract the juice. When the fibers have been crushed, less energy is required to manufacture bagasse products than to pulp for paper products. Unlike Styrofoam, used bagasse containers biodegrade under natural conditions, bagasse containers will turn into soil within a few months and can be composted using home composting methods.
Scientists have been urging caution in the use of products that may be harmful to the environment. Wholesale soft drink suppliers should also be aware of the environmental impact of hazardous substances and have started using bagasse containers because of the following eco-friendly properties:
The bagasse container is a sustainable product because its source has a low environmental impact. It can be easily replenished as sugar cane can be harvested for many years at a time.
The main disadvantage of Styrofoam is that it never degrades. Plastic is durable, but can take up to 400 years to degrade. Bagasse, on the other hand, is completely natural and biodegradable, bagasse can biodegrade normally within 90 days, and after it degrades into the soil, it produces a fertilizer that nourishes the soil instead of harming it. This is different from its plastic counterpart, which takes millions of years. Therefore, bagasse containers are commonly used by food distributors all over the world.
3. Easy to obtain
Bagasse material is readily available due to the prevalence of sugarcane crops in several countries. Sugarcane is a perennial plant that can be harvested up to 7-8 times, so bagasse is easy to obtain. For every ton of crushed sugarcane straw, about 0.14 tons of bagasse can be obtained, so bagasse containers are easily available.