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Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality
most environmentally sustainable packaging.

Our products

BioCup Art Series

BioPak are proud to support and promote the arts community with the BioCup Art Series. Every three months we print artwork from Australian and New Zealand artists on our 8oz, 12oz and 16oz BioCups on both single and double wall cups. Our curator Kate Armstrong seeks out artists who passionate about the environment.

Paper cups and bowls

All our paper is made from 100% virgin paper fibreboard pulp, sourced from certified managed plantations. The waterproof lining and lids are made from Ingeo bioplastic, made from corn-based plant starch, not oil. Corn is an annually renewable resource.

Coffee cup lids

We provide bioplastic lids for all our products, made from plant based bioplastic. We also offer a more cost effective conventional plastic lid that is recyclable.

Reusable coffee cups

Enjoy coffee on the go responsibly. Bring your own reusable ByoCup. 8oz, 12oz and 16oz sizes, in both green and white cups. Made from plant-based bioplastic not oil-based conventional plastic. Custom colours and free branding available, see custom packaging for details, minimum order quantity only 1,000 cups.

Cutlery

PLA BioCutlery is made from 100% corn-based bioplastic, an annually renewable resource. We also offer an alternative, low-cost option made from PSM, made from 70% bioplastic and 30% conventional plastic. Our cutlery is heat-resistant and sturdy.

Sugarcane tableware

Made from sugarcane pulp, a byproduct of the sugar refining industry. It is also a rapidly renewable resource, a more sustainable alternative to plastic or foam, even paper. Our sugarcane product are sturdy and versatile and can handle a wide variety of hots and cold foods. They are microwave safe and oven proof to 220°C for 20 mins.

Sugarcane takeaway containers

Available in a wide, and constantly expanding, range of sizes – 280ml, 480ml, 630ml, 750ml and 1,000ml. The sugarcane pulb material is moulded into robust containers with water tight and lockable sugarcane lids. A clear lid option available for cold meals. They are; microwave safe and oven proof up to 220°C for 20 mins, refrigerator and freezer safe, grease and water resistant.

Clear cups and bowls

Our BioCups, BioDeli Bowls, BioWine Glasses are made from plant-based bioplastic not oil, ideal for storing and serving cold foods and drinks. They are made from Ingeo bioplastic, with a CO2 footprint 75% smaller than conventional plastics – even if they end up in landfill. Our new BioDeli Bowls have been redesigned to fit a single, leak-proof, lid size.

Compostable Bioplastic bags

BioPlastic Bags are biodegradable in a compost environment. They enable the diversion of organic waster from landfill and are ideal for the collection of food scraps. Made using Ecopond, a starch-based bioplastic that is certified compostable to Australian standards AS4736. They have a shelf life of up to 6-months.

Products made better

Polylactic acid (PLA)

We choose bioplastics (PLA) as a better alternative to conventional plastic. PLA is a transparent, made from plants not oil. We use it to produce our range of cutlery, clear cups, deli containers and water proof coating on paper cups. Our main source of PLA is called Ingeo, made from a sugar byproduct of the corn growing industry. PLA has a CO2 footprint 75% less than conventional plastics – even if it ends up in landfill.

Ecopond

Ecopond is made from a synthetic biodegradable plastic combined with plant-starch. Used to produce our range of checkout and refuse bags. Certified to Australian Standards these bags are accepted wherever there are municipal organic waste collection services. If the bags do end up in the environment, they will biodegrade more rapidly than conventional plastic bags. Certified home compostable to European standards, certified compostable to AS4736-2006 Australian standards.

Plastarch material (PSM)

PSM is made from 70% starch-based bioplastic, blended with 30% polypropylene. Used to produce one range of our cutlery. Dispose along with general waste.

Paper

Paper made from pulped cellulose from managed plantations is used to make our paper cups and bowls. Paper cups and bowls are normally coated with a plastic water-proof lining, we use Ingeo – a plant-based bioplastic instead. Using this bioplastic means these products can be composted in a commercial compost. Used to produce our paper cups and bowls.

Sugarcane pulp (bagasse)

Pulp is a lignocellulosic fibrous material prepared by chemically or mechanically separating cellulose fibres from wood, fibre crops or waste paper. Wood provides about 90% of the basis for pulp production, while about 10% originates from annual plants. Pulp is one of the most abundant raw materials worldwide, most commonly used as raw material in paper-making. Moulded pulp is often considered a sustainable packaging material, as defined by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, since it is produced from recycled materials, and can be recycled again after its useful life. Used to produce our range of plates, bowls, clamshell containers, takeaway containers and trays.

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

Conventional plastics are usually synthetic, most commonly derived from petrochemicals (crude oil and gas). Used to produce lids for our containers. We use conventional plastics for applications that require transparency, flexibility and heat stability at a price point that is commercially viable. Most of the plastics we use are widely recycled throughout Australia and New Zealand. PET is made from fossil resources. PET is the most recycled plastic in the world and use for our PET takeaway container lids. These can be recycled in the plastic recycling stream, along with your empty water and cold drink bottles.

Polystyrene (PS)

PS is a plastic made from fossil resources, used to produce some of our coffee cup lids. Recycling code 6. Recyclable in in most council recycling. The white lids can be recycled but the black lids will not be detected by automatic sorting equipment at most modern material recovery facilities and will end up in landfill. This is true for any black plastic products you place in your co-mingled recycling bin. Check with your local council about what plastic items they will accept as this varies. Some councils collect all hard plastics for recycling while others prefer you to recycle only selected hard plastics — often plastics code 1, 2 and 3.

Polypropylene (PP)

PP is a plastic made from fossil resources, used to produce our soup bowl lids. Used to produce soup bowl lids. Recyclable in in most council recycling. Check with your local council about what plastic items they will accept as this varies. Some councils collect all hard plastics for recycling while others prefer you to recycle only selected hard plastics – often plastics 1, 2 and 3.

History of packaging

Leaves, skins & shells

From the very earliest times, humans consumed food where it was found, so there was little need for packaging of goods, either for storage or transportation. When containers were needed, nature provided gourds, shells, and leaves.

cloth & wood

The use of flexible packaging materials began with the Chinese, They used sheets of treated mulberry bark to wrap foods as early as the first or second century B.C.

paper, cans, glass & plastics

The first carton was created in 1870. Glass for packaging evolved in Egypt in 1500 B.C. The safe preservation of foods in metal containers was realized in France in the early1800s. Plastic although discovered in the 19th century only became practical for packaging in the twentieth century.

Rise of consumption

An ever-growing demand for resources by a growing population is putting tremendous pressure on our planet’s biodiversity and is threatening our future security, health and well-being.

Growing use of plastics in packaging

2000
2003
2010

Plastics in various use segments

  • Packaging
  • Building & Construction
  • Automotive
  • Electrical & Electronic
  • Others
Bioplastics