This can be a confusing landscape to navigate, with various claims and technical terms. One should always be on the lookout for unscrupulous marketing. The most common type of misleading marketing is for plastic products labelled as ‘degradable’, ‘biodegradable’ or even ‘landfill degradable’. Unlike bioplastics, degradable plastics are conventional plastics derived from fossil resources with an additive that the manufacturers claim will render the product biodegradable under specific conditions.
Rainforest Rescue are looking for tree planting volunteers for Saturday 13 May!
Kristin Canning talks about the indigenous significance of the Daintree, how a young male Cassowary has become a regular visitor of the Daintree Native Nursery and how Nightwinds Seedlings have reach record heights in this blog.
Can't decide between single or double wall cups? Here are all the facts you need to make your decision.
A single wall paper cup has one layer of paper, a double wall had two. The extra layer and textured pattern provides additional insulation to protect the consumers from the hot drink. The extra layer increases the environmental impact of the cup. We understand the issues and provide a double wall solution but our preference is single wall.
Carbon offsetting is where a person, business or organisation purchases carbon credits to offset their own greenhouse gas emissions. Each carbon credit or offset, as they are otherwise known, is worth one tonne of CO2 equivalent taken out of the atmosphere by the Project issuing the credit or offset.
By Garth Mulholland, The Carbon Reduction Institute
As take out coffee consumption grows, the significant volume of disposable paper cups have become a symbol of our collective over-consumption. Whilst reusable cups are the most responsible options, they are not always the most practically or convenient option.
Our partnership with Compass Group New Zealand (Compass) is achieving good environmental and social benefits. We provide environmentally-friendly takeaway coffee cups to most Compass healthcare sites in New Zealand every year. Compass’ specialist healthcare services brand, Medirest, is the food and hospitality services provider at each site.
Custom branded BioPak products are an effective way to advertise your business, work with us and you can change campaign messaging as often as you like. This is your real estate to talk to your customers.
A bioplastic is a substance made from organic biomass sources, unlike conventional plastics, which are made from fossil resources (oil and gas), bioplastics are made from a number of renewable resources such as plant oils, cellulose, starches, sugars, carbohydrates, bacteria and algae. The production of almost all bioplastics results in less CO2 than that of conventional plastics.
This bioplastic we use is also compostable meaning it can be diverted from landfill at the end of its life, returning nutrients back into the soil.