About Us

Leaving no part of the agave behind

Our Story

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 Industry

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.

Innovation Arm

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
Stir Sticks
Bowls 
Beer Ring Holders

Have an idea? Let's chat!

Our Factory

Our Four Pillars of Sustainability

Water

Our water system is a closed circuit, where only evaporated water is refilled, ensuring no waste of the precious resource.

Energy

Our process is based on low energy consumption, which allows us to use renewable energies such as solar, wind and hydroelectric power.

Raw materials

Our products are made from the residual material of Tequila production, which creates a sustainable, biodegradable and ecological product. Simply put, we use materials that otherwise would be wasted.

Our Team

We invest in our people. Besides paying above market wages to the members of our team, we also offer insurance to many of our workers. In addition, we provide our staff with continuous training and development opportunities - as they grow, so do we. We are currently pursuing the Fair Trade designation.

Why Agave?

Contact

Laura Sheppard