About Us

About Us

Tellus is a packaging company based in Belle Glade, Florida. We upcycle leftover sugarcane fiber from the sugar milling process and convert it to packaging and foodservice products such as plates, bowls, and take-out containers. Our products are compostable and break down in less than 84 days in a commercial composting facility.

Tellus is jointly owned by Florida Crystals Corporation, Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida and American Sugar Refining. Our owners are made up of more than 40 mostly family farms, who have been proud to carefully cultivate sugarcane and vegetables in South Florida for generations. Our farmers not only produce the sugarcane fiber for our eco-friendly products but also the fresh, homegrown produce that fill our plates at your barbecue.

Our facility is powered by renewable energy from sugarcane, delivered from the mill, and solar power, making it one of the most efficient and environmentally sustainable manufacturing facilities of its kind. Our office building is in the same area and is LEED-certified®, LEED Silver®.

From the plants we grow to the products we create, we consider the impact to our planet in everything that we do. Tellus...Plant…Product…Planet.