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!
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.
If you've ever tried to make an eco-friendly choice when it comes to packaging materials, you'll know it can be a confusing landscape to navigate. With various claims and technical terms, it's important to be on the lookout for unscrupulous marketing. As for plastic products, the most common (misleading) claim is plastics labelled as ‘degradable’, ‘biodegradable’ or even ‘landfill degradable’. Unlike bioplastics which are produced from renewable resources, these 'degradable plastics' are just 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.