Sales of catering disposable supplier, Herald’s biodegradable and compostable range continue to rise in light of the single-use plastic ban and the demand for greener products. As caterers and ‘food to go’ merchants look for a robust sustainable solution to protect their food offering, it seems that bagasse is coming out top as the material of choice.
Herald’s selection of bagasse products – which includes square, round and rectangle plates, bowls and hot boxes, chip trays, burger boxes, noodle boxes and other lunch boxes – has grown in popularity since its launch four years ago and has experienced a particular surge in sales in the last 12 months, according to the quality disposables manufacturer and supplier.
Managing director of Herald, Yogesh Patel comments: “The increase in sales of our bagasse offering reflects the growing demand for quality, sustainable items that are sturdy enough to hold, and protect, hot snacks and meals to the end user’s satisfaction. Quality always factors in the mix for the discerning consumer. He or she expects catering disposables to be hardy enough to keep food warm and fresh and to prevent any leakage. Bagasse is a credible choice as it ticks all those boxes.”
Having recently added to its warehouse space, Herald is carrying a wider choice of biodegradable and compostable alternatives in a bid to add further value and range to its offering, while meeting the demand for greener products. Yogesh continues: “We’ve stayed ahead of the trend for environmentally friendly and alternative products in recent years and we’re keen for this to continue. The market is currently being driven by a demand for greener products however, we’re also mindful that our customers appreciate the widest possible selection so that they can make a considered choice based on what is best for their business model.
“Our primary concern will always be to offer our customers affordable quality, providing the greatest variety and ensuring a full range containing all options, including biodegradable products. The bagasse range sits alongside our wood and cornstarch offerings to give the most varied choice.”