With so many packaging products made from paper, it’s important to ensure our forests are not irreparably damaged in the creation of paper-based packaging. The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an international non-profit that acts to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. We’ve chatted with FSC Australia CEO Sara Gipton to hear a little more about the benefits of certification, when it comes to sustainable packaging.
Pablo & Rusty’s is a coffee roasting business with sustainability at its heart, proving that business doesn’t have to cost the earth to find success. It began as a unique blend gifted by founder Saxon to his brothers-in-law for their birthday. Then, after operating several cafes under that name they now roast for and support cafes all over Australia with premium ethical and sustainable coffee.
If you’re a fan of fast and fresh Mexican street food, you're probably familiar with the popular food chain Mad Mex. With more than 70 restaurants in Australia and New Zealand, Mad Mex offers a range of Baja-style Mexican food that’s fresh, healthy, fast and delicious. Plus, it’s served-up in eco-friendly BioPak sugarcane pulp packaging, so you can enjoy your Mexican food fix –guilt-free.
Managing Director of Wattle Organic Farms, Nathan Free, is a fourth generation horticulturist with a passion for sustainability (in farming, and in life). After winning the AUSVeg Young Grower of the Year Award in 2014, and backing it up with a Nuffield Scholarship in 2015, Nathan is now running one of the largest organic farms in Australia and is showing no signs of slowing down and has been supplying Woolworths directly with 500 tonnes of stone fruit and 200 tonnes of tomatoes annually since 2012 in custom moulded sugarcane pulp containers from BioPak.
Currumbin RSL in South East Queensland has a mission to make a difference by lowering their carbon footprint. Since 2009 they have made a marked reduction in their waste, water and energy use.
They have many initiatives in place to do this, including a commitment to purchasing compostable packaging which, along with their organic food waste from various venues in the club can be composted in their BiobiN®, ready to be made into nutrient rich compost by Phoenix Power Recyclers.
You can now take simple and delicious meals on board in unique FLY by Mike carry on tray-packs from Sydney Airport.
BioPak, together with food packaging stalwarts, Sydney Packaging, teamed up to help KITCHEN by Mike say a firm no to generic foil and plastic takeaway containers ubiquitous in the fast food industry, developing instead a custom designed sugarcane pulp bento style tray.
Canteens tend to be the source of most litter in schools. Convert your school canteen or school customers to BioPak packaging and give them an opportunity to divert waste from landfill and teach their kids about sustainability.
The delicious kids meals pictures are from Samson Primary in WA. They have just started working with our brand new WA compost partner Kooda to compost all their waste. An excellent example of closing the loop!