New York City Council announced a new bill last week to rid their city of plastic bags. Under the proposed legislation, retail and grocery stores would charge consumers at least 10 cents per plastic bag used. In Australia, South Australia, ACT and Northern Territory have all banned single-use plastic checkout bags, and Tasmania has recently joined these progressive states in banning single use lightweight plastic bags. Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales are yet to implement any bans.
The BioCup Art Series has been a resounding success with our customers and their clientele. So much so that we sold out of cups in 10 days! But don’t worry, we are reprinting and they will be ready for sale in early Oct. Series two is underway, to be launched soon.
BioPak are proud to support and promote the arts community with the BioCup Art Series. Every three months we will print artwork of at least six Australian and New Zealand artists on our 8oz and 12oz single wall BioCups. Our curator Kate Armstrong seeks out artists who explore environmental themes at the core of their practice. Delight and engage your coffee customers with this changing series that looks at sustainability issues involved in building a house, the beauty of Australian bush flowers or, in the next series, review the urban environment through the eyes of graffiti artists.
The statistics tell an alarming, but sadly familiar tale: we in the developed world are consuming far too much. The richest 20% of the world’s population account for a whopping 85%of global consumption, from energy to meat to cars and paper. Try Global Footprint Network’s online calculator to work out how much land area it takes to support your lifestyle.
A cold call asking for help two years ago sparked the flourishing relationship between BioPak and charity meal provider Christ Mission Possible. Based in Kingswood, Christ Mission Possible serves up 700 meals and gives away 1,500 food hampers a week to those in need throughout a footprint stretching from Blacktown to Springwood in Sydney’s west. Since that first call in 2011 BioPak has donated thousands of food service packaging to the charity, moving from gifting surplus and redundant stock to filling specific orders.
ByoCups are an innovative and stylish range of reusable takeaway coffee cups. ByoCups are made from plants not oil. The material is called PLA, a bioplastic derived from plant starch. In addition to the fact that PLA has a carbon footprint up to 75% less than conventional plastic, it is annually renewable, free from BPA and does not retain odours.
It is obvious that plastic takeaway containers are no good for our environment. They are made using finite fossil resources and take decades to biodegrade. When littered they make their way into waterways and end up polluting our oceans and harming wildlife. As a more environmentally friendly substitute for single use plastic containers, BioPak is pleased to announce the introduction of a new range of takeaway container made from sugarcane pulp – a byproduct of the sugar refining industry.
Raw material source and quality is paramount when creating the perfect coffee cup. At BioPak we constantly strive to reduce the environmental impact of our products. We do this by selecting the most sustainable resources available and best-in-class manufacturing partners who are committed to exceptional customer service, value quality and are accredited to international standards for sustainability and quality.