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Our route to better takeaway packaging

At 9Kitchens, we are committed to sustainability. You may have noticed, we recently switched our containers to paper-like packaging.

What is bagasse?

It’s called bagasse from the French word baggage or waste. It’s the dry pulpy fibrous material that remains after the juice of the sugarcane is harvested. Today, it is commonly used as a biofuel for the production of heat, energy, and electricity, and in the manufacture of pulp and building materials. Bagasse can be molded into different shapes and products that are perfect for food service packaging.

The advantage of bagasse is that it is made from renewable resources (sugarcane) and waste. It breaks down in the environment. If you have a home composting bin, bagasse will biodegrade within 30-90 days. If you don’t, you can put it in your general waste and it will also break down, but may take longer.

More expensive but a better option for us

Bagasse sourced packaging are much more expensive than other so called "sustainable'' boxes but that's the decision we made to be able to continue to deliver food to you. After hours of research on the net and speaking to suppliers, we realised that compostable and biodegradable packaging is not always straight forward. Many of the food containers require industrial composting facilities which do not exist in Brent.

Sustainability is one of our three pillars with employing women and plant-based food. We are committed to trying to reduce single-use containers so help us by bringing us personal containers or buying an Indian tiffin.

Other options

Indian Tiffins

We have been providing Indian Tiffins to our regular customers (some have been with us from September). Being in stainless steel, they are are durable, easily washable and very cost effective.

Your containers

If you do not have a tiffin and live near Kensal or Dollis Hill, you can drop your food containers with your name on them at our house (contact us to organise the drop-off).

If not of the above options work for you, we can all feel better about using containers that are made from renewable resources and are biodegradable.

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