Styrofoam isn’t recyclable. Instead t breaks into tiny bits; then fish and seabirds eat it (thinking it’s food) — 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 manager, ask for a written response.
Let’s up the stakes!
🗑 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!) 🐟