Environmental Benefits of Sugarcane Paper

Sugarcane like wheat, rice, corn and other forage crops is economically important. It produces dozens of products mostly in human food industries. Sugar, ethanol and vinegar are just some of the sugarcane by-products that we regularly consume. In fact, it the world’s largest produce crop. Perhaps it is due to the increasing demand for sugar in many parts of the world. For years, another sugarcane product is pushed through the market as a green alternative to paper. The sugarcane paper has made its way to the market and has started to gain popularity in many business set ups. This office supply is multi-purpose and produces great print results of text and images. However, other than its uses, sugarcane paper offers even more environmental benefits.

Tree-less paper

It takes millions of trees to produce a ton of paper. This process eventually leads to deforestation and other calamities. Sugarcane paper however is equivalent to tree-less paper production. It comes from the waste products of sugar cane farming. This means that no single tree has been cut during the process.

Biodegradable and fully recyclable

Although other papers are biodegradable and recyclable, these are unlike the ones made out of sugarcane. Since it is made of sugarcane fiber, it biodegrades faster than any regular paper.  It is also recyclable; but isn’t the whole process of producing this paper entirely recycling already?

Less pollution

The sugarcane fiber requires lesser energy and materials to be turned into paper. Recycling sugarcane wastes into paper also saves wastes from being burned, which is natural to all crop wastes. Thus, it prevents another possible gas air pollutant.  Using Sugarcane paper as part of your office supply is not only beneficial to your work but also to the environment.

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