Styrofoam isn’t recyclable. Instead t breaks into tiny bits; then fish and seabirds eat it (thinking it’s food) β€” it clogs up their tummies and they die 😒.

On the other hand, sugar-cane waste (“bagasse”) makes a great takeaway box. It can be used to replace almost any Styrofoam container that you are currently offered.

It’s the sugarcane fibre waste left after juice extraction. And it’s 100% biodegradable and compostable, suitable for hot and cold foods, microwave- and freezer-safe.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Contact your favourite take-away and ask them to start using boxes made from sugarcane waste. 
  • Make the same request at your local Pick’n’Pay, Woolies, Shoprite, Checkers, Spar; wherever you shop.
  • Put your request in writing, address it to the managerask for a written response.

Let’s up the stakes!

 πŸ—‘ We can definitely reduce the polystyrene rubbish blowing around on Cape Town’s streets, getting into our stormwater drains and from there into the rivers and oceans (and fish!) 🐟