After wheat grains are harvested, the stalk that remains is known as wheat straw. Typically, this is treated as waste and sometimes even burned by farmers causing air pollution and damage to the environment. Instead of disposing of this natural by-product in harmful ways, we reclaim it and put it to good use in our products.
When lignin (the compound within the stems of wheat that helps them stand upright) is combined with sugar it creates a bio-plastic that is strong and durable and can be moulded into plates, cups and storage containers.
What makes this innovative material such a favourite of ours is that it is compostable, food-grade and a practical, renewable and eco-friendly alternative to plastic.