Compostable packaging will have to replace conventional plastic packaging for foodservice applications. We cannot continue with the current status quo. The compost infrastructure in Australia will eventually meet the obvious demand and in the future when we enjoy a delicious meal served in compostable packaging we will look back and wonder why it took so long to solve such a simple problem.
Our BioCane packaging is made from reclaimed sugarcane pulp, also known as bagasse, a rapidly renewable resource and a by-product from the sugar production. It has now been certified commercially AND home compostable to EN13432, AS4736 and AS5810 standards, and can be recycled in the paper co-mingled recycling stream. While there are other sugarcane packaging options on the market, BioCane is the only range that is certified home compostable in Australia and New Zealand – making it a more sustainable replacement for the ubiquitous plastic takeaway container.
BioPak is recalling 12oz ByoCups manufactured before 2015 and sold between February 2013 and April 2018. In extreme circumstances, the bottom of the coffee cup may detach. If this occurs while the cup contains hot coffee/liquid, there is a risk of injury to the user. We take this very seriously, and are working with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and New Zealand's Trading Standards on this voluntary recall.
As consumer trust in advertising falls, and global awareness of the environmental impact of our consumption habits rises, companies are rushing to highlight the ‘eco-friendly’ aspects of their products in a bid to appeal to the conscious consumer and increase sales.
Veganism is on the rise, with consumers seeking ethical, sustainable and healthy alternatives to traditional food consumption. So, it’s no surprise that Charlie’s Raw Squeeze®️ – a network of 10 juice, smoothie, and superfood bars in Queensland – is a huge success. Embracing the market-to-mouth philosophy, Charlie’s Raw Squeeze offers a range of plant-based meals, snacks, juices and smoothies all made with produce from their partner business, Charlie’s Fruit Market.
The BioPak Compost Service is now available in five major cities across two countries – Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Auckland Council is a long term BioPak packaging customer and an early adopter of composting – they have worm farms onsite for food waste and late last year BioPak helped them install compostable packaging bins at five of their offices to divert all their packaging waste from landfill too. Fitting perfectly within their 'Waste Management and Minimisation Plan' which sets the goal of zero waste to landfill by 2040.
As a responsible business, we have an obligation to preserve and protect the environment and to give back and support the communities in which we operate. We donate our time, energy and 1% of all profits to environmental restoration initiatives with Rainforest Rescue, a not-for-profit organisation that has been protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally since 1998. Our partnership has flourished since 2012 – together with our customers we have contributed to the protection of 4 hectares of rainforest and the planting of 10,500 trees.
As featured in The Age | 12 January 2018
After years of doing the right thing by separating our garbage so that our glass bottles, newspapers and plastics can be recycled, Victorians are now being told that all that recycling could be, well, a waste of time.
According to the Municipal Association of Victoria, a decision by China to place a ban on the import of recycling materials from outside the country has resulted in several councils having their recycling contracts cut back by our waste companies. If this continues, councils will have to stockpile millions of tonnes of waste or worse, dump it all in landfills.