Sugarcane is a renewable eco-friendly source as it reproduces in cycles of less than one year. In comparison, trees for paper production generally take 7 to 10 years to reach maturity.
Once we started investigating what else was made from sugar cane it is amazing the environmental products we found. Here are our top 5 that can really make a positive impact on the planet.
After making all the obvious changes of ditching plastic straws and using shampoo bars over the traditional, I started to look into what I could do next. Find more products which were not only sustainable but also practical for everyday life. Which is when I purchased Nuud deodorant. Nuud is an all-natural and vegan anti-odorant. Essentially, it cuts out all of the crap and chemicals found in your every day, non-natural, deodorants. In Nuud you will not find – aluminium, chemicals, artificial fragrances, salts, parabens or alcohol. It is also 100% cruelty-free! Nuud works for a minimum of 48 hours and a maximum of 7 days (with daily showering). One application can last for days, Micro silver structurally reduces the bacteria population, which means the smell of perspiration cannot occur. Nuud comes in bioplastic tube made from sugarcane. Nudd is available here for $21.50
2. Urban Ethos
Urban Ethos makes rubbish bin bags and zip lock and freezer bags from sugar cane! Urban Ethos source and develop eco-conscious brands from around the world. Our mission is to ‘Change Consumer Habits’ by being a market leader in providing a range of products that enhance the choices we make to waste less, be more environmentally conscious and to lead healthier lives. We simply love their ethos.
3. Pure Labels makes labels and stickers from sugar cane. There mission: Deforestation accounts for 20 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. By using sugarcane in place of wood pulp we can lower pollution and preserve forest ecosystems. Products, packaging, and labels made from bagasse require less energy to produce. The waste product has been harvested and collected as part of the sugar industry processes - it’s already at the factory! Because fewer steps are needed, sugarcane is less polluting and less fuel intensive than its wood-based counterpart. Bagasse is already available in abundance as an agricultural waste product. Since the waste product already exists, it makes sense to use it! We are using this sustainable material to create beautiful labels with a unique natural, organic appearance.
4. Urban Alchemy have a number of products they make but one is a soy melts made from coffee, almonds and sugar cane. Urban Alchemy fragranced wax melts are hand poured into their recyclable clamshell packaging at our Melbourne studio with each tray offering fragrance lasting for up to 60 hours. All Urban Alchemy fragrance products are created with Australian made, cruelty free, vegan friendly, cosmetic grade fragrances and an Australian owned soy wax blend. Urban Alchemy's mission is to inspire the everyday consumer to define both time and spaces through the power of fragrance, and our vision is to provide the Australian market with handcrafted, affordable and luxurious fragrance products which are created with Australian made ingredients, are vegan friendly, cruelty free and non-toxic.
5. Tasteology - have this clever sugar collection presented in this sugar cane gift box. The box includes: – Vanilla and Rose Sugar – Cinnamon Sugar – Chilli Sugar – Citrus Sugar
TASTEOLOGY is created with the everyday chef in mind, we want to give you the tools and flavours you need to keep creating in the kitchen. We also encourage everyday luxury, we believe in transforming everyday items to something special. Instead of hiding your spice bottles in the cupboard we encourage you to bring them out, make them a part of your décor.
We hope this article has gone some way to helping you to consider other products made from sugar cane and how it can replace your use of plastics in your every day lives.