Sun Plastics – Sugar Cane Plastic

Sugar Cane Plastic – 100% Sustainable

Environmental sustainability is at the forefront of conversations around our world, and we are all concerned with safeguarding the planet that we live on. Reducing the impact of our carbon footprint is a global effort and we at Sun Plastics are committed to pioneering a cleaner, greener way of living that will help reduce the plastic pollution problem around the world. Plant-based plastic is a clear step in the right direction and our efforts towards creating and supplying sugar cane plastic is something that many companies have taken advantage of. From Bespoke Packaging and Packaging Supplies, to Custom Mailing Bags, we have the solutions to suit your requirements. So, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

What is sugar cane plastic?

Sugar cane is traditionally used to make cane sugar (sucrose) and originates from the tropics and subtropics. Advancements in modern technology, combined with the world’s efforts towards sustainable ways of living have been able to transform sugar cane into plant-based plastic that is suitable for many purposes. The fibrous part of a sugar cane stalk that remains after the extraction process to create cane sugar is usually discarded, incinerated, or used as a fuel source. By transforming these stalks into plant-based plastic such as sugar cane plastic, the world can benefit from an extremely renewable resource. Furthermore, growing sugar cane takes carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and is a natural by-product of the sugar industry.

Why work with us?

If you're looking for bespoke sugar cane plastic, then you're in the right place. Here at Sun Plastics, we specialise in providing bespoke sugar cane plastic for clients based in Essex and all over the UK.

Here are some of the reasons why you should choose us…

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How does sugar cane become plastic?

Sugar cane plastic is created using pioneering technology. Firstly, sugar cane is crushed to release sugar juices – these then become the cane sugar that we are highly familiar with across the world. Following this process, the sugar cane is further refined to release ethanol, a plant-based alcohol, which is then used to create a sugar cane-based pellet that captures 2.5kg of co2 for every 1kg of pellet produced. Using a reactor, ethanol is then transformed into polyethene, a malleable solid that can be moulded into plastic products. Sugar cane plastic is an entirely renewable and recyclable material and can now be manufactured into many types of polythene packaging including sugar cane plastic bottles, food-safe packaging and other sugar plastic packaging.

Get in touch with us today!

From sugar cane plastic bottles to sugar plastic packaging and more, make Sun Plastics your first choice for high-quality, cost-effective packaging supplies. Our combined years of experience and expert knowledge, along with our dedication to safeguarding the planet that we live on make us the perfect company for you. So, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!

What are the benefits of sugar cane plastic packaging?

We at Sun Plastics are dedicated to working towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly world, which is why we deal in a wide range of sugar cane plastic products that are both high quality and eco-friendly. There is a broad range of benefits to choosing sugar cane plastic for your packaging, here are just some of them…

Has a lower carbon footprint

Growing sugar cane commercially captures a large amount of co2 emissions instead of using ethanol from fossil fuel petrochemicals which release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The Carbon Trust recently accredited sugar cane plastic packaging as carbon neutral.

100% recyclable

Though sugar cane plastic isn’t biodegradable, it is 100% recyclable and once cleaned of food waste or other substances can simply be added to your recycling bin along with your other recyclable items such as cardboard.


In 2021/2022, approximately 181.18 million metric tons of sugar were produced in total worldwide. While 30% yields sugar products, the other two-thirds is often treated as waste. Utilising sugar cane for packaging is a totally renewable source.


Sugar cane plastic, like other plant-based plastic, is certified home compostable and industrially compostable to European Standards (EF T51-800). This means that it can go straight into a compost bin and can be diverted from a landfill.


Plastic packaging components containing 30% or more recycled plastic are not chargeable for tax. However, they still count towards the 10-tonne threshold for packaging you manufacture or import in 12 months, and you must keep records of it.

Better than alternatives

While sugar cane plastic is not a 100% zero impact solution is it highly preferable to other alternatives out there such as petroleum-based options and Styrofoam. Which incidentally takes 500 years or more to break down and consumes 30% of landfill space.