Tellus Products, LLC exemplifies the incredible power of sugarcane and its unique ability to harness the power of the sun to generate a variety of plant-based products. Tellus converts sugarcane fiber to single-use, sustainable tableware and food service products, such as plates, bowls and take-out containers. Tellus offers a solution to combat one of the planet’s fastest-growing problems: disposable plastic. Tellus’ products compost in less than 84 days in a commercial composting facility and help eliminate plastic and polystyrene foam that are increasingly polluting waterways and clogging landfills. Tellus’ products are also the only products of their kind that are grown and made in the USA.
Tellus is jointly owned by Florida Crystals Corporation, Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida and American Sugar Refining, Inc., part of ASR Group. Tellus’ Florida owners supply the sustainably grown sugarcane fiber the company uses for its products.
Tellus’ manufacturing facility is located adjacent to Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative’s sugar mill in Belle Glade. Tellus is powered by renewable biomass power generated from sugarcane fiber at the sugar mill and solar energy, making it an efficient and environmentally sustainable manufacturing facility.