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Sustainable materials are crucial for creating products that protect our planet. Bagasse, a by-product of sugarcane, is a leading material in the production of plastic-free straws and food containers. Known for its high sugar content, sugarcane is exceptionally efficient at photosynthesis, enabling rapid growth and abundant production.

From Sugarcane to Eco-Friendly Bagasse: The Natural Process

  • Global Production and Sugarcane Straw Innovation:
    Sugarcane, a tall plant harvested for sugar, reached a production of 1.85 billion tons in 2021, as reported by the World Bank. With a growth cycle of 12-18 months, it’s a reliable source for creating bio straws and sugarcane containers. After the juice is extracted, the leftover fibrous bagasse is transformed into valuable, sustainable products, reducing waste and environmental impact.
  • Manufacturing Eco-Friendly Bagasse Products:
    Post-extraction, bagasse contains about 50% water. It’s dried and processed into pellets, resembling plastic pellets, but eco-friendly. These are then crafted into various products, including bio straws and food packaging supplies, showcasing bagasse’s versatility and sustainability.
  • Agricultural Evolution and Goodwill Through Sugarcane Cultivation:
    Since the 19th century, sugarcane cultivation has evolved, resulting in varieties that are resilient to drought, heat, and pests. This advancement supports the production of sugarcane straws and containers, contributing to business goodwill by promoting sustainable practices in choosing raw material, without the fear of scarcity. 

Why Bagasse is a Superior Choice for Disposable Food Packaging Suppliers & Consumers

  • Composting Advantage over PLA:
    Unlike PLA, which needs high temperatures (up to 58°C) to decompose, bagasse breaks down in simple home compost setups at just room temperature, making it an ideal material for plastic-free straws and containers. This enhances its appeal for consumers and businesses aiming for sustainability.
  • Renewable and Zero-Waste:
    Bagasse’s renewability ensures a consistent material supply without environmental depletion, contributing to zero-waste by turning agricultural by-products (waste) into valuable commodities.

Bagasse in Everyday Life:

Beyond a Bio Straw: Sugarcane Straw

 

Bagasse is transforming the food packaging industry. Sugarcane straws are a perfect alternative to plastic or even paper straw, offering durability, compostability, and neutrality in taste. They’re ideal for businesses looking to improve their environmental footprint and consumer appeal.

Sugarcane Containers: The Aesthetic and Functional Choice in Food Packaging

Beyond straws, sugarcane containers are revolutionizing food packaging, offering a practical and visually appealing solution for businesses committed to environmental stewardship. They can hold hot or cold items, don’t let oil through, and look good. Using bagasse for containers can improve brand image showing that your brand cares about the planet.

 

Ensuring Authenticity: The Importance of Home Compostable Certification 

Given the market presence of PLA-containing bio straws which affects the compostability of the straw, verifying through certifications like “OK compost HOME” is crucial for sustainability claims and maintaining goodwill.

Read more about certification: https://www.tuv-at.be/okcert/certifications/ok-compost-seedling-real/

To wrap up “Bagasse’s Role in Sustainable Industry Practices”

Bagasse exemplifies the use of natural processes for sustainable material production, essential for businesses focused on reducing waste and promoting environmental health. Adopting sugarcane straws and sugarcane containers not only benefits the planet but also enhances business goodwill, improving brand image and customer satisfaction, making it a win-win for the industry and the environment.

Sustainable packaging is increasingly essential for businesses. The shift towards eco-friendly packaging reflects changing consumer preferences driven by environmental consciousness. Research shows that more consumers now favour brands focused on sustainability. 

Sustainable food packaging is designed for minimal environmental impact throughout its lifecycle, from production to disposal – using eco-friendly materials and processes. It’s intended for recycling, reuse, or biodegradation, composting at the end of its life, aligning with evolving consumer values.

Sustainable packaging can be achieved in a few simple steps:

 

1. Choose eco-friendly materials

Achieving sustainable packaging starts with choosing eco-friendly materials. While there might be doubts about the durability of eco-friendly packaging in comparison to single-use plastic products, here are some alternatives that not only benefit the planet but also offer the strength and durability to fit your business’s packaging needs:

 

  • Sugarcane containers

Sugarcane container

Made of bagasse (sugarcane pulp), the remaining waste from refining sugar. Besides having the benefit of repurposing waste, these containers are also made leakproof and sturdy due to sugarcane fibre’s resilient properties, mainly cellulose and lignin. Hence, these containers are perfect for packing dry, greasy, and saucy food. They are also 100% food safe and microwavable. 

Find out more about biodegradable sugarcane food container.

 

  • Home compostable bio straws

straws

As sipping with a straw is still the preferred experience, these straws have received reviews for being the perfect substitute for single-use straws with the sturdiness that does not get soggy in liquid. On top of that, it does not provide an unpleasant aftertaste that affects the drinks.

These straws are certified as home compostable, made from plant fibres, bagasse, or coffee grounds. They can decompose in the natural environment within 3 months without producing harmful particles to the environment. Instead of using edible materials that can be used as food for living things, repurposing waste from the sugar refining industry and coffee brewing process are the best alternatives, contributing to the circular economy. 

Read more about biodegradable straws.

 

  • Paper bags

paper bag

Paper bags are the most recognisable eco-friendly solution, having gained popularity in the fight against the environmental issues caused by plastic bags. 

Indeed, paper bags have become a symbol of eco-conscious packaging, but their true worth lies in their environmental friendliness and quality. How do we determine the quality or value of a paper bag? Here are some tips for considering several key factors, each influencing its durability, functionality, and overall value:

 

  1. Material and fibre

    Many may perceive the thickness of the paper as the primary determinant of paper quality. However, it’s essential to learn that the main factor contributing to tear resistance and weight bearing is the presence of long and robust fibres in the paper. Unlike traditional paper, which often relies on shorter fibres, these long and robust fibres are sourced from selected tree species that naturally yield longer and stronger strands.

  2. Construction, finish and coating

    After determining the raw materials, the foundation of resilience and durability relies significantly on the excellence of manufacturing techniques.Good quality construction ensures the bag can withstand frequent use without unravelling or tearing. Reinforced handles and securely attached bases make the bag durable and versatile for reusing without sacrificing aesthetic appeal.

     

  3. Certification and standards

    Look for paper bags that adhere to industry standards and certifications, such as FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification, which signifies responsible sourcing from sustainably managed forests and manufacturing practices.

     

Check out our brown paper bags, paper bag carry series and customize paper bag. For more food packaging products, click here.

 

2. Implement closed-loop recycling systems

A closed-loop recycling system, where packaging materials are collected and recycled, can help reduce waste and promote a more circular economy.

 

  1. Collection and sorting bin

    Set up collection points for used packaging materials within your business premises. Clearly label and strategically place recycling bins for employees or patrons to easily separate recyclables from other waste. Consider separate bins for different types of materials (e.g., paper, plastic, glass, food waste).

     

  2. Education and Training

    Provide training to your staff about the importance of recycling, proper waste separation, and the closed-loop recycling system. Raise awareness through workshops, seminars, or informational posters to ensure everyone understands their role.

     

  3. Partnerships with Recycling Facilities

    Collaborate with local recycling facilities or third-party recycling partners that can process and recycle the collected materials. Ensure the materials are sent to facilities that are equipped to handle the specific types of materials you’re recycling.

     

3. Promote sustainability to customers.

Finally, businesses can promote sustainability by educating them about sustainable packaging options and the environmental benefits of choosing eco-friendly products. There are several effective and brand-enhancing strategies:

 

  1. Educational campaigns
    educational campaign
  2. Transparent communication through social media and product labelling
  3. Collaborations and partnerships to engage with customers
    Collaborations and partnerships
  4. Encouraging customer feedback and suggestions can foster a sense of ownership and community.
  5. Integrating sustainability as part of your brand story. 

By implementing these strategies, businesses can achieve sustainable packaging and reduce their environmental impact. While sustainable packaging aims to minimise waste generation and promote a circular economy, it benefits the planet and helps businesses meet the growing demand for eco-friendly products and differentiate themselves in a crowded market. 

Lastly, don’t forget to celebrate your milestones and achievements and highlight your business’s sustainability efforts through social media, internal communications and other marketing channels to showcase your commitment to environmental responsibility.

Do you have any more questions about sustainable food packaging, or are you searching for a food packaging supplier in Malaysia?

We look forward to hearing from you! You can book an appointment with PXL via our Contact Us page, email, or WhatsApp.

For durable and sustainable product packaging, your business can always rely on PXL, the leading paper bag supplier in Malaysia. 

Our range of 100% recyclable and biodegradable paper bags makes us the perfect packaging partner for environmentally friendly enterprises in F&B, industrial, and various industries. 

PXL ultra-durable paper bags can also accommodate your products securely as our materials are sourced from Packaton, a manufacturer of one of the world’s most durable paper bag materials. 

The unmatchable strength of Packaton paper has been proven numerous times – especially on social media. Swings made from Packaton paper can support an actual person’s weight (up to 85 kg).

durable brown paper bag supplied and manufactured by PXL Marketing Sdn Bhd

An efficient paper bag supplier you can rely on

Your business will benefit from our automated order processing system, which fulfils your orders and ensures they arrive on time – wherever you are in Malaysia. 

Here are other key reasons why PXL should be your preferred packaging partner:

  • Extensive quality check (QC): Our products undergo meticulous QCs to ensure they meet our high standards for quality paper bag packaging.
  • Logistic hub with optimised inventory data management forecast: We’ll process your orders and deliver them swiftly.
  • Receive your orders safely: PXL products are securely packed to minimise defects.

Interested in more info about how PXL can benefit your enterprise?

For further details, kindly view our FAQ section. We are also available for a cuppa tea and chat via our Contact Us page, email, or WhatsApp. 

PXL custom paper bag printing and packaging services can elevate your brand identity as a sustainable, eco-friendly business.

 

100% biodegradable packaging for environmentally conscious customers

According to a 2022 IBM survey of over 14,000 people worldwide, 93% are increasingly concerned about climate change. 

Sustainability is a now key factor among consumers when it comes to buying products. These items include food and beverages as well as other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). 

At PXL, we use 100% biodegradable, reusable, and recyclable materials for our paper bag printing and packaging. By using PXL paper bags for packaging, your products will have added appeal among environmentally conscious customers. 

Sustainable living is trending these days, and our eco-friendly custom paper bags and packaging can help your business cater to current consumer needs and tastes.

With PXL paper bag usage, you will also be playing a vital role in making the world a greener, better place.

Produced with one of the world’s most durable paper bag materials

Besides being manufactured with biodegradable materials, PXL paper bag packaging is renowned for its strength and durability. We source our materials from Packaton, which produces one of the world’s most durable paper bag materials. 

 

 

a man sitting on the swing made of PXL's durable paper bag

Our paper bag materials are so durable that even a swing made from Packaton paper can support a person that weighs up to 85 kg! 

So you can rest assured that your products are securely packaged. PXL packaging can safely store food and beverages, office supplies, retail products, and goods from many other industries. 

Elevate your brand with custom paper bag printing and design

The durability of your brand and business is equally important to PXL. We are committed to providing custom paper bag printing and design that convey your brand’s vision and unique selling points. 

The PXL Branding & Customization team is ready to assist you in creating stylish, brand-driven packaging in a variety of sizes and designs that resonate with your customers. 

Colour-wise, our packaging is available in brown or white. So you can select the packaging design and colour that best convey your brand identity. 

Other quality PXL products

In addition to custom paper bags and packaging printing, PXL provides other products that benefit your business such as kitchen consumables, tissues, and napkins, as well as hygiene products. 

Find out more about our wide range of products and services here.

Any queries about PXL custom paper bags and our other products or services?

We look forward to hearing from you! You can book an appointment with PXL via our Contact Us page, email, or WhatsApp.

Looking for the best single-use straw alternative to replace plastic straw? Deciding between paper straws or 100% plant-based compostable straws? 

Paper straws get soggy in drinks and plastic straws don’t fit with your eco-friendly lifestyle? Try PXL Malaysia’s plant-based compostable straws, made from sugarcane and coffee ground-based materials. These fully compostable, PLA and plastic-free straws are more resistant to moisture than paper straws, so they won’t get soggy in your drinks. 

While paper straws may look like a better alternative compared to plastic straw. However, many face problems with paper straws.

PXL Malaysia’s 100% plant-based compostable straw is good for drinking experience and the environment.

We offer two options:

  1. Sugarcane Straw
  2. Coffee Ground Straw 

a cup filled with water shows plant-based compostable straws which is made from coffee ground and sugarcane

Top features of PXL’s plant-based compostable plastic free straws include: 

  • Sturdy and high durability. It last long in beverages and can hold its shape at up to 90°C.
  • PLA-free, made of 100% recycled plant-based ingredients 
  • Zero-waste recycling
  • Soggy-free, toxic-free, waste-free, plastic-free, taste-free
  • More than just biodegradable, it is 100% home-compostable certified. It means it can decompose under natural environment within 18 months, so you can throw it in the bin, and it will still naturally break down.

Our compostable straws are made from : 

Sugarcane Straw


Our sugarcane straws are made 100% from the recycled by product ie bagasse of sugar refining industry. Bagasse is the remaining plant fibers that need to be dealt with after the processing the sugarcane to produce sugar. Instead of letting it go into waste, these leftover plant fibers are made use to produce the 100% plant-based compostable sugarcane straw.

Coffee Ground Straw

Our coffee ground straw are made 100% from the recycled waste of each cup of coffee you had ie coffee grounds, the byproduct of the coffee brewing process. With the high coffee consumption, tons of coffee ground are produced daily and go into waste. Hence, recycling this waste has created a great ecosystem for the environment, businesses and the people.

What is the best way to store and handle plant-based straw?

To maintain the best durability and performance of the straws, it is advisable to:

  • Store it in a cool and dry environment, away from the sunlight
  • Avoid pressure or compression being made to the straws 

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PXL launched “PXL EXTRA HUAT CNY” trade campaign for 2022 Chinese New Year.

PXL are rewarding it’s customers with extra “huat” (wealth) with angpao money and free delivery on purchases with PXL during the festive period.

The campaign see a first collaboration between PXL and Malaysians’ go-to healthy food store, Agrain, limited edition PXL money packet or “angpao” are specially produced to serves as discount voucher across Agrain’s outlets (redeemable until 31st March 2022).

The money packet are also pre-printed with exclusive discount code for online purchase on www.agrain.my/grocer (valid for redemption until 15th February 2022), all filled with special deals just waiting to be redeemed as we usher in year of the Tiger.

​”Taking inspiration from the regal and bold stripes of the Tiger in its’ design, the limited-edition money packet has an interesting fact up it’s flap as it is produced from sustainably sourced, unbleached, and FSC-certified recycled kraft paper in conjunction with PXL’s vision toward a greener environment within the company’s business practice.​”

In the spirit of the Tiger that are always quick to action, be fast to redeem all the exclusive benefits from PXL EXTRA HUAT CNY trade campaign that runs from 1st January to 15th February 2022 with terms and conditions apply, contact us for more info.

PXL wishes everyone a Prosperous & Sustainable year of the Tiger.

The production and shipping restriction due to Covid-19 has disrupted some raw material availability in the sector, notably for paper raw material.

Supply chain management saw an increase in demand for specific products at the start of the pandemic in early 2020, when countries all over the world imposed simultaneous travel and production restrictions.

As the global supply chain is an interconnected system of raw material suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and consumers, PXL’s Supply Chain Management division is dedicated to keeping clients informed by closely monitoring and communicating with suppliers.

We are committed in keeping consumers up to date on current product trends and pricing, always on the pulse to bridge our customers to more product varieties and technologies.

Our team is available to assist you with any questions or concerns; kindly reach us through Contact Us.

We emerged as winner for the inaugural SAP Emerging Enterprise Award as announced during a virtual event hosted by Verena Siow, President & Managing Director, SAP Southeast Asia on 10th June 2021.

…technology has emerged as a game changer for our customers, enabling organizations to embed intelligence across end-to-end business process, empowering them with agility and resilience to navigate the uncertain business environment…

Verena Siow, President & Managing Director, SAP Southeast Asia.

SAP Best Run Awards for Southeast Asia honours companies from across the region that have demonstrated strategic problem-solving and innovative ideas in business transformation.

PXL wins the Emerging Enterprise Award which recognizes emerging enterprises that drive consistent, significant and sustainable growth resulting in excellent business performance and displayed the ability to scale and expand overseas.​
With the deployment of SAP solutions in our operation, PXL has streamline user experiences and boost productivity, resulting in an improvement of inventory management by 40% and productivity of supply chain by 30%.

A total of USD 30,000 donation will be made by SAP, on behalf of the winners to the ASEAN Foundation.
#SAPBestRunAwardsforSEA #EmergingEnterpriseAward

Knowing how important it is for local F&B enterprises to boost their brand visibility in the current market situation. We combined the idea of businesses having their own custom printed carrier bags with the chance for business owners to reduce plastic waste.

In collaboration with PXL, local F&B customers has taken the initiative to use paper-based food containers and packaging in place of single-use plastic version together with our paper bags on which they may stamp on their business logo.

In keeping with PXL’s vision of a greener environment, the paper bag is pre-printed with “We Choose Paper Bag” pledge to further convey the message to the public.

Apart from paper bags, PXL encourage F&B businesses to consider using other compostable packaging such as sugarcane-based food containers and biodegradable straws, which are available in Sugarcane and Coffee ground-based variant.

Use the hashtags #WeChoosePaperBag and #GoGreenwithPXL to find our participating consumers on Instagram.

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