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All compostable plates and servingware are the same, right? – Wrong … some are much better than others.

As renewable servingware came into vogue, bagasse was the most popular material used in the early products. Bagasse is the fibrous matter that remains after crushing sugarcane or sorghum stalks to extract their juice. The products uses include biofuel, pulp and building materials. It is certainly better than plastic but still, a very inefficient raw material. The high moisture content of bagasse, typically 40 to 50%, is detrimental to its use as a fuel or pulp. 

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