FAQ's

What is Bagasse?

BPI-Certified compostable and biodegradable, Karat Earth bagasse plates, bowls, and hinged containers are available in a variety of sizes. Utilizing mother nature’s every resource, our eco-friendly plates, bowls, and hinged containers are made with the sugarcane fibers left over after extraction from sugar. These fibers are strong, durable, and make a great source of sustainable material for food packaging. Great for hot and cold foods or served on premises, these plates have a naturally sturdy structure, making them perfect for all of your delicious creations.

Soak resistant and microwave safe with no toxic fumes.

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What are Karat Earth Paper Products?

Derived from 100% renewable resources, Karat Earth paper products helps promote your environmental leadership, support, and involvement. Our simple and straight-forward design will grab the attention of your customers who are ready to support your green marketing campaign. With no print minimums, you can easily integrate these cups into your line and make the one choice – the sustainable choice. Also certified as compostable in the U.S. and Japan, Karat Earth eco-friendly paper hot cups are Cedar Grove Certified.

Resistant to flavor or odor-transfer.

 

What are Eco-Friendly PLA Products?

Join the green movement to make the world a better place with Karat Earth’s PLA eco-friendly cups and lids and foodservice products. With great transparency and barrier properties, our eco-friendly cups will showcase your beverage creations, which will look and taste as they should. Our PLA cups and lids are derived from 100% renewable resources and are made in standard cup and lid sizes for easy switch and storage. Compostable where facilities exist, Karat PLA cups are is the sustainable choice for your operation.

Resistant to flavor and odor transfer.

What is polylactic acid (PLA)?
Polylactic acid (PLA) is a clear bio-plastic formed from plant starch, primarily from corn feedstock, used only for cold food and beverages. PLA is not readily recyclable, but is compostable in commercial facilities where available. (Source: American Plastics Council)

What is polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE)?
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) is a clear, tough plastic with good gas and moisture barrier properties. Commonly used in soft drink bottles and many injection molded consumer product containers. Other applications include strapping and both food and non-food containers. Cleaned, recycled PET flakes and pellet are in great demand for spinning fiber for carpet yarns, producing fiberfill and geo-textiles. (Source: American Plastics Council)

What is polypropylene (PP)?
Polypropylene (PP) is a plastic with good chemical resistance, is strong, and has a high melting point making it good for hot-fill liquids. PP is found in flexible and rigid packaging to fibers and large molded parts for automotive and consumer products. (Source: American Plastics Council)

What is polystyrene (PS)?
Polystyrene (PS) is a versatile plastic that can be rigid or foamed. General purpose PS is clear, hard, brittle, and has a relatively low melting point. Typical applications include protective packaging, containers, lids, cups, and bottles, and trays. (Source: American Plastics Council)