New Sugarcane Biodegradable Bistro Plates

bistro-plate for web1We’ve just expanded our range of biodegradable sugarcane tableware. There are several new lines planned, fresh in today are the new square bistro plates. These are made from the same high quality sugarcane pump as the rest of the range – this makes them superbly durable and great for hot or oily foods.

Normal paper plates tend to be made from virgin grade paperboard; this has a few main drawbacks. The most obvious being that they’re quite flimsy and not great for serving heavier foods, they also tend to be porous so will absorb moisture or oil from hot foods.  Paperboard plates also have a direct effect on deforestation, whereas sugarcane / bagasse plates are made from what is essentially a waste product. This results in the entire range having a far greater footprint than a traditional paperboard plate.

These are available directly from stock with immediate effect. Take a look at our range of square biodegradable plates for more information:


cPLA Biodegradable Lids for 4oz Paper Cups

4oz-CPLA-BIO-Lid webWe’ve always supplied a small travel lid for our range of takeaway espresso cups, however these are made from PP (Polypropylene) plastic.  With a sizable number of our customers moving to biodegradable alternatives we’re now stocking a biodegradable cPLA lid to fit these cups, as with the rest of our cup range. The cPLA lids are made from a cornstarch base, they’re completely biodegradable so a great match for our small 4oz biodegradable espresso cups.

Unlike many other 4oz plastic lids on the market, ours are a sip through traveler lid rather than a flat sealing lid. They’re designed for espresso consumption on the go.

You can find these listed in our sip through lids category and alongside the rest of our 4oz paper cups.

Blue Striped Paper Straws

250-blue-stripe-paper-straws-for-web(edited)Our range of paper straws started with the plain black style; however we’ve now expanded this range to offer a whole range of different styles to suit most common uses. The whole range uses a 6mm bore size, so suitable for all soft drinks and some lighter smoothies, length is the most common 20cm (195mm).

The newest addition to our range of disposable paper straws is the striped blue variety. These are a classic retro design with alternating white and blue wrap bound in a spiral pattern to form the design.

There are several reasons why you may want to switch to paper straws, the most obvious being that they’re completely biodegradable. This is most relevant to situations where the straws might end up being discarded; their biodegradable nature means that they’ll naturally break down as with any normal paper. These can also be recycled with your normal paper waste as they contain no lining or plastics.

It’s quite common since early 2018 for larger companies and councils to have a biodegradable mandate on any disposables they purchase. Our range of biodegradable paper straws are an ideal way to satisfy this requirement.

You can see our full range in the paper straws category at: