Shop Biodegradable Agave Products
The Sustainable Agave Company is proud to annouce that we have earned the following certificaitons.
The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)
TÜV AT (Austria)
BPA FREE EUROLAB
To upcycle plant by-products into better, biodegradable solutions for single-use plastic.
Tequila production creates millions of tonnes of residual agave waste every year, negatively impacting the environment. To combat the issue, the Sustainable Agave Company upcycles the waste to make practical and sustainable biodegradable products. As an environmental leader, we are constantly searching for new and innovative plant-based processes to create our products.
To upcycle more than 5,000,000 pounds of agave waste into exciting and practical biodegradable products.
What is Upcycling?
At the Sustainable Agave Company, we define upcycling as reusing plant matter for another purpose after its initial use - and it is at the core of our business. We seek to remove harmful raw plant materials from landfills that have a negative environmental impact and give them a second life through upcycling. By providing upcycled agave products to our customers, we help our partners reduce their dependence on single-use plastics.
We aren’t just upcycling agave. We have upcycled, or are currently upcycling, product material from a range of plants - such as residual sugarcane. However, no matter what the material, our process does not change: taking something harmful, or that has served its initial purpose out of the environment and upcycling it for reuse. That’s what upcycling means to us.
Participating in the Circular Economy
We are proud participants in the circular economy. All of our products are created from previously-used materials. Most frequently, our products are made with upcycled agave - remaining from tequila production. Regardless of what the core material is, you can rely on the fact that our products have all been given a second life. We do not use products that have been grown solely for us or for one purpose; instead, we rely on previously used materials.
The benefit is twofold: not only are we removing potentially harmful plant material from inhabited areas and landfills, but we are also replacing single-use plastics by reducing the demand for them.
Benefits of Agave Products
Sturdy For Any Use
Unlike paper products, agave products don’t get soggy when used in hot or cold situations. This is due to the natural fibrous material of the agave plant - which is stronger than paper, and naturally resists liquid. Our agave products are heat resistant and some products can be used with hot liquids up to 180 degrees Celsius.
Our products naturally start to biodegrade in 6 weeks and fully break-down to decompose within 7 months. They are naturally Gluten-Free and biodegradable. They are also recyclable and reusable.
A sustainable alternative to plastic made with leftover materials from tequila and agave nectar production. No plants are destroyed for the purpose of creating our products, unlike most paper products. We seek to reuse as much of our residual plant material as possible, diverting waste from polluting the rural Mexican landscape through upcycling.