We investigate everything about all raw materials, before selecting each of our products, making sure to choose materials that offer us sustainability, ecology, usefulness and resistance.
We test and evaluate each of products that we offer you, especially the impact that they will have on the planet, from the extraction and processing of the raw material for their manufacture, up to their disposal at the end of their useful life. In this way, we want to help to replace all polluting and toxic materials for for materials that at the end of their use return to nature, degrading in a short time and in many cases becoming new compost to produce more new raw material.
These are the main raw materials of our products:
Bamboo is a reed-shaped plant that is characterized by their fast growth. Every year, the bamboo plant takes out new stems that reach their maximum height in very short time, which makes it one of the best options as raw materials, avoiding large deforestation and the use of plastics that threaten the future of our oceans, animals, and our health. This is one of the reasons because the bamboo is a true gift of nature to human beings since their properties, benefits and applications are almost countless.
The bamboo material has a totally non-stick, resistant, flexible, waterproof, and totally biodegradable surface, so their use as material of tableware is super beneficial, since it requires very little maintenance, and their resistance to water prevents their deformation and cracked. In addition, bamboo is resistant to knife cuts, so they prevent the accumulation of bacteria inside. For this reason, it is one of the preferred materials in the production of children's tableware.
Sugar Cane Bagasse
Sugarcane is a plant belonging to the Poaceae family. They have stems up to 6 meters long and diameter of 2 to 5 cm sweet and hard.
Bagasse is the residue that remains from sugar cane, after the extraction of its sugary juice. This bagasse has a large number of fibers that can be used to produce paper and material to make disposable tableware, with the advantage of being a totally compostable material when it is discarded. Bagasse has a high level of cellulose, approximately 50%, more than wood.
Paper and Cardboard
Paper is an organic material that is obtained mainly from the virgin wood cellulose fibers of trees to obtain a pulp. This cellulose pulp can be obtained from virgin wood or also from recycled paper.
Our paper containers are highly resistant as well as compostable and recyclable, which positions them as the best packaging options to carry your food, without harming the environment. Their incredible designs prevent liquid losses due to leaks, maintaining a unique and innovative presentation for your meals.
PLA (Ecologic plastic)
Poly-lactic acid is a biodegradable polymer derived from lactic acid.
The PLA material was discovered by Wallace Carothers in 1932, when he obtained a low molecular weight product after heating lactic acid under vacuum.
It is a highly versatile material and is produced from 100% renewable resources, such as corn, beets, wheat and other products rich in starch PLA has many equivalent and even better characteristics than many petroleum-based plastics, this is the main reason because it is so effective for a wide variety of uses.
It is a transparent material and has an open structure, which allows moisture to escape easily, this helps fruits and vegetables stay fresh for much longer inside.
By using PLA containers instead of PET plastics, we are helping to reduce the generation of polluting waste for our planet and our animals. For this and all the great problem that we are presenting in these times with the invasion of plastics, which take thousands of years to degrade in our oceans, PLA is one of the best materials for packaging to preserve food in the future.
Wax is a fatty material that bees use to build their nests. It is produced by young honeybees that secrete it as liquid through their cherry glands. Upon contact with air, the wax hardens and forms tiny flakes of wax on the bottom of the bee.
This wax has multiple domestic uses for humans, such as reusable beeswax wrappers that replace the plastic films that have now been used to protect food.
¿WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
In order to change our mindset and learn to take care of our planet by thinking green, we have to start by knowing basic definitions such as the differences between biodegradable and compostable, or what recycling is.
These concepts will help us to better understand this new trend towards the ecological and the natural, making us able to identify the products that suit us or not, depending on the consequences that their use and subsequent disposal will bring to the environment.
A biodegradable product is defined as anything that can decompose into the chemical elements that make it up, due to the action of biological agents, such as plants, animals, microorganisms and fungi, under natural environmental conditions.
All the biodegradable products that we offer you are made from organic matter and therefore can be disposed of together with organic waste in your homes. This is an incredible benefit and a respite for the planet, because these product won’t end up in our oceans and seas.
A compostable product has the same definition as a biodegradable product, but its difference lies in the time of its decomposition. In the case of compostable products, decomposition occurs in a short period of time (between 8 and 12 weeks) and under other conditions. Additionally, the second major difference between a biodegradable product and a compostable product is that at the end of the degradation of the compostable product, it ends up becoming compost. Therefore, they are part of a cycle of organic matter that closes avoiding pollution and emissions that cause the transformation of waste.
A large percentage of our products have this advantage, of being compostable and being able to become composting at the end of their useful life to re-harvest plants from which products can be manufactured again, becoming part of a totally sustainable process.
As definition, the main goal of recycling is converting waste into a new products or into a new raw material foe use it again.
Through recycling we avoid the waste of potentially useful materials, and reduce the consumption of new materials, in addition to reducing energy use, air pollution (through incineration), water pollution (through landfills), and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
One of our main objectives is to help you reduce the production of plastic waste in your life, to avoid the subsequent pollution of our planet, our oceans and our animals, replacing all these materials by biodegradable or compostable materials, that can be disposed of directly in organic waste, due to their fast degradation. However, when the use of plastics and polluting materials for the planet is unavoidable, please do what is necessary to achieve their recycling and subsequent reuse, before it ends up in our seas and oceans, doing a lot of damage to our fauna.