The Sustainable Agave Company was born out of the waste created from Tequila Tromba. Tequila production creates millions of tonnes of residual waste every single year - causing a tremendous environmental negative impact. Sustainable Agave Company repurposes the waste of Tequila production into useful, sustainable and biodegradable products - replacing single use plastic.
The Time to Act is Now
Since 1950, 6.3 Billion metric tons of plastic waste have been created and only 9% has been recycled, 12% has been incinerated. 5 billion metric tons of plastic waste is still in landfills or in nature. By 2050, there may be more plastic in the ocean than there are fish. About 50% of plastic of the plastic is used just once and thrown away. It’s not just an environmental issue; it’s an economic issue. Up to $120 billion leaks out of the economy every year through current waste practices for single-use plastics alone.
The global bioplastic market was valued at $4.6 billion in 2019, and is projected to reach $13.1 billionby 2027, growing at a CAGR of 13.8% from 2020 to 2027. Bioplastic has the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emission by 30%-70%, as compared toconventional synthetic plastic.Currently, bioplastics account for approximately 1 % of 335 million tons of plastics produced annually.Global bioplastics production capacities will increase from approximately 2.11 million tons in 2018 toapproximately 2.62 million tons in 2023.
In addition to our core product base we have an innovation arm with a team of engineers who develop new products out of our agave waste to further eliminate plastics in the world.
We are currently developing
Coffee Cup Lids
Beer Ring Holders
In Guadalajara Mexico, the home of Tequila, we have established our stand-alone factory to build our current product base. The factory is located on the road to tequila town, powered by solar energy, and built with a laboratory and research & development facilities.
Our Four Pillars of Sustainability
It Naturally Bio-Degrades Within 6 Weeks Once Disposed
We use residual materials from the agave plant that are already being used to product products like award winning tequila and agave nectar, so it means no trees are cut down.
They Are Better For The Environment
They’re also recyclable, reusable and do not need to go to a landfill, but if they do end up in one it breaks down without environmental impact.
They Do Not Break Down In Liquid
Unlike paper products, our agave products don't get soggy or start to break down in hot or cold applications thanks to the naturally fibrous material of the agave plant which is stronger than paper and naturally resists liquid.