We are very proud to be a part of Zoos Victoria's goal to be completely waste free by 2019. BioPak packaging is used in all their food service outlets and once used, the packaging along with food scraps, mulch and animal poo gets processed using an in-vessel composter at their Multi Use Recycling Facility to create the high quality compost – Zoo Gro. Some animals contribute more than others – zoo keepers collect over 600kg of Elephant dung every day!
We are pleased to be part of the Australian Packaging Covenant's Polymer Coated Paperboard Working Group (PCPBWG) to address the lack of recycling facilities and together with all relevant industry players work towards finding a solution.
This means we have purchased carbon credits to compensate for the unavoidable green house gas emissions created through the production, transportation and disposal of our products. Carbon credits fund renewable energy or tree planting projects that reduce of remove greenhouse gas emsissions from being relased into the atmosphere. We fund The Wulabo Wind Power Project in China, through The Carbon Reduction Institute.
Find out more from Garth Mulholland from The Carbon Reduction Institute.
Packaging materials 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 been visiting 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 has two. The extra layer and textured pattern provides additional insulation to protect the consumers from hot drinks. The extra layer increases the environmental impact of the cup. We understand the issues and provide a double wall solution but our preference is always single wall.
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.