Sugarcane is natural, renewable, and sustainably sourced and is an alternative to bottles made from non-renewable sources like fossil fuels. In addition, sugarcane captures CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows, resulting in a bottle that also has a low carbon footprint. The sugarcane is made into plant-based HDPE plastic in Brazil and the bottle itself is made here in New Zealand.
Brazil is one of the largest growers of sugarcane and was also the pioneer for the technology that processes sugarcane into ethanol and then into plastic. Our sugarcane-based HDPE supplier is a member of Bonsucro, and we are also now members of Bonsucro.
Bonsucro is a global non-profit organisation founded in 2005 that exists to promote & certify sustainable sugarcane production, processing and trade around the world. Their mission is to ensure that responsible sugarcane production creates lasting value for the communities, businesses, economies and eco-systems in all cane-growing origins.