About 200 countries worldwide grow the crop to make 1,324.6 million tons of sugar based product.
Uses of sugar cane include the production of sugar, falernum, molasses, rum, soda, and ethanol. This is the byproduct that go earth® uses to manufacture its earth friendly packaging. All the sugarcane products are sturdy, durable, microwave safe, and can outperform paper. When go earth®’s product is composted, it can be made into a mixture of decayed or decaying organic matter used to fertilize soil. Had this residual material not been used to create compostable packaging, it would have been used for other purposes. The bagasse that remains after sugar cane crushing may be burned to provide both heat used in the mill, and electricity- typically sold to the consumer electricity grid. Due to its high cellulose content, it is more often used as raw material for paper and cardboard. This product is branded as environmentally friendly since it is made from a by-product of sugar production.
What is compost?
Compost is usually made by gathering plant material, such as leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable peels, into a pile or bin and letting it decompose as a result of the action of aerobic bacteria, fungi, and other organisms.
*All bio-materials will compost. Paper will compost too, as will food and various natural vegetation.