FAQ’s- Our New Sustainable Tupperware

We’re changing up our Tupperware, moving away from recycling plastic since the recycle rates are very low. This means you can still shift the unwanted kgs, and achieve your fat loss goals, knowing you’re doing good for the planet thanks to our brand new biodegradable tubs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bagasse (Base)

QUESTION:  What is Bagasse?

ANSWER:  Bagasse is sugar cane fibre pulp.

QUESTION:  What are the benefits of using bagasse?

ANSWER:  Bagasse is 100% compostable and it biodegrades in 60-90 days.  

QUESTION:  Exactly how long does Bagasse take to biodegrade?

ANSWER:  Bagasse tableware will biodegrade at the same rate as garden waste in a home composting system, which, depending on the home composting system, can be approximately 90 days.  They will degrade faster in a commercial composting facility.

QUESTION:  Is bagasse microwave safe?

ANSWER: Bagasse is both microwave and freezer safe.

QUESTION:  How is Bagasse tableware manufactured?

ANSWER:   Sugar cane fiber bagasse tableware is made by pressing the pulp at high pressure and temperatures to a mold form.  It is sterilized and sanitized and conforms to FDA Administration guidelines.

PLA (Corn Starch)

QUESTION:  What are Bioplastics?

ANSWER:  Bioplastics are a new generation of compostable & biodegradable plastics which are made from readily renewable resources such as corn, soybeans, potato, etc.

QUESTION:  What is PLA?

ANSWER:  PLA is PolyLactic Acid and is a product made from corn-starch. PLA is the most commonly used bioplastic for making products.

QUESTION:  How long will the PLA take to decompose or compost?

ANSWER:  Certified compostable PLA by ASTM are required to degrade within 180 days in a commercial composting facility.  Home composting systems may take more than 180 days to biodegrade.

QUESTION:  What if I throw PLA into the trash?

ANSWER:  If thrown into the trash it will be collected and end up in a landfill.  Landfills are sealed which means little biodegradation occurs below the surface, so what is thrown away may not degrade for a long time.  However, it is still environmentally better than plastic, as eventually the bioplastics will still biodegrade, while petroleum based plastic will stay around for hundreds of years.

QUESTION:  What if I throw my PLA into the recycling bin?

ANSWER:  If PLA products are thrown into the recycling bin, they will not be recycled into other plastic products.  PLA is currently not manufactured to be recycled, but to be composted.

QUESTION:  How does PLA handle heat and cold?

ANSWER:  The PLA products are heat resistant to 104 degrees.  PLA can be used only for cold and warm foods and are freezer safe. However, it is recommended that PLA is not placed in the microwave. Therefore please ensure you remove the PLA lids from your meals before heating.

 

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