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We conceive, design and manufacture for a circular economy

We use rapidly renewable sustainably sourced materials that are non-toxic throughout their lifecycle for our packaging products. Our products are certified carbon neutral and after use, can be either recycled or commercially composted.

By analysing and understanding the environmental impact at every stage in the life cycle of our products from cradle to grave we are able to produce the most sustainable foodservice packaging solutions to businesses, who, like us, want to preserve and protect the environment for current and future generations.

Each of our production facilities are selected based on their ongoing commitment to reduce the environmental impact of their operations along with their willingness and ability to innovate. Production facilities are certified to ISO14001 environmental standards, this ensures the production facilities implement processes and procedures to protect the local environment in which they operate.

BioCups, BioBowls and Chip BioCups are made from paper sourced from managed plantations and coated with Ingeo™ – a commercially compostable bioplastic made from plants not oil. We use a heavy gauge, premium grade board to produce the highest quality cups. We only use soy, water-based inks. Our Taiwan production facility is the third largest paper cup producer in the world outside the USA and pioneered the development of compostable cups and lids. The facility is certified to ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems – and uses electricity generated from renewable hydro power to produce all BioCups.

Responsibly sourced paper

By only using paper from managed plantations we support environmentally sound forestry, helping to preserve valuable resources for future generations. Well-managed forests provide clean air and water, maintain soil quality, preserve biodiversity and habitats, and sequester CO2, among many other ecosystem services.

At BioPak we are committed to only using certified raw materials from responsible sources with either SFI, PEFC or Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification, ensuring that all BioPak paper products are manufactured from materials sourced from sustainably-managed forests.

All our paper products are made from Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) bleached fiber. ECF is a technique that uses chlorine dioxide for the bleaching of wood pulp. It does not use elemental chlorine gas during the bleaching process and prevents the formation of dioxins and dioxin-like compounds, carcinogens.


PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: 1,678,000kwh – renewable hydro power
  • Solid waste per year: 4.8 tonnes – incinerated
  • Product output per month: 280 million cups
  • Total employees: 365
  • Water consumption per month: 1,476 tonnes
  • Size of facility: 44,000sqm

Beneficial Bioplastic

We utilise Natureworks Ingeo™, a plant-based bioplastic made by industry leader in the USA to to coat the paper board and produce the lids for our range of paper cups and tubs.  Ingeo Bioplastic is a more sustainable alternative to conventional plastics made from fossil resources. Ingeo has a carbon footprint up to 75% lower than conventional plastics. Bioplastic are made from bio-based rapidly renewable resources such as plants and bacteria.


PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: 1,678,000kwh – renewable hydro power
  • Solid waste per year: 4.8 tonnes – incinerated
  • Product output per month: 280 million cups
  • Total employees: 365
  • Water consumption per month: 1,476 tonnes
  • Size of facility: 44,000sqm

Compostable & recyclable

Our bioplastic lining and lids are certified commercially compostable, meaning they can be diverted from landfill to compost facilities. Composting enhances soils, prevents erosion and reduces water usage. Currently only a handful of composters accept packaging. However, as the composting infrastructure grows, so will the ability to compost foodservice packaging.

A limited number of paper recyclers across Australia and New Zealand will also accept our cup and bowls. The bioplastic lining dissolves in the process. We are working independently and through industry initiatives to increase the number of locations accepting paper cups in the paper recycling stream.

If our cups end up in landfill the bioplastic lining remains inert – meaning it does not biodegrade and this is good thing! Landfills are not designed to breakdown rubbish, only to bury it. When organic matter biodegrades in landfill it releases harmful methane gas (84 times more potent than CO2).

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PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: 1,678,000kwh – renewable hydro power
  • Solid waste per year: 4.8 tonnes – incinerated
  • Product output per month: 280 million cups
  • Total employees: 365
  • Water consumption per month: 1,476 tonnes
  • Size of facility: 44,000sqm

Our range of clear foodservice products are made from Ingeo bioplastics. These are an environmentally-friendly alternative to containers made from conventional plastic derived from fossil resources. These products are ideal for serving cold food and drinks such as smoothies, juices, salads etc. These containers are heat sensitive and must be stored out of direct sun, away from any heat sources and kept below 35°C. Manufactured in Taiwan in a factory certified to ISO 14001 in Environmental Management Systems. The factory has implemented a number of environmental initiatives to reduce their environmental impact, these include the use of energy efficient LED lighting throughout the facility, the most energy efficient air compressors and real time energy monitoring.

Beneficial Bioplastic

Our clear BioCups and BioBowls are made from Ingeo™, a plant-based bioplastic made by industry leader Natureworks in the USA. Bioplastics are currently produced using abundant, rapidly renewable and cost effective plant resources. The next generation will utilise non-agricultural feedstocks such as algae, bacteria, carbon dioxide and methane gas, further reducing the environmental impact of these materials.

When thinking about environmental impact, it’s important to recognise that the true eco-advantage starts at the beginning of a products life cycle – what it is made from. By design the production of bioplastic products produce 75% less greenhouse gases than oil-based PET or PS plastic – so even if both end up in a landfill, PLA bioplastic has the better environmental footprint.

We all know the current status quo is not sustainable, plastics continue to pollute our environment and enter our food chain. In Australia and New Zealand we landfill more than 2 million tonnes of plastic EVERY YEAR! Whilst conventional plastics most definitely have their place, they are not a good option for single-use disposables that are used for a couple of hours at most before being discarded.

Solutions exist today, and it's up to the pioneers and entrepreneurs to challenge and change the status quo. It's also up to the consumers to push for change with their choices.


PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: TBC
  • Solid waste per year: TBC
  • Product output per month: TBC
  • Total employees: TBC
  • Water consumption per month: TBC
  • Size of facility: TBC

Compostable & recyclable

A significant benefit of producing food service packaging that can be commercially composted allows the packaging along with any residual food scraps to be diverted from landfill to produce a healthy compost that returns nutrients back into the soil. All BioPak  products are certified to either European Standards EN13432 or AS4736 commercial compost standards. Independent certification ensures that all components of the packaging   (inks, glues etc.) will biodegrade completely in a commecial compost facility within 120 days. 

Technically, PLA bioplastics can be chemically recycled, but they currently represent only a small fraction of the plastic waste stream and as such it's not yet commercially viable to do so. The fact that no recycling facilities currently accept PLA in Australia and New Zealand does not mean that this material should not be used. Rather we should persevere and educate business owners and consumers on the benefits and help grow and support the recycling infrastructure until it becomes commercially viable.

Read more.


PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: TBC
  • Solid waste per year: TBC
  • Product output per month: TBC
  • Total employees: TBC
  • Water consumption per month: TBC
  • Size of facility: TBC

Sugarcane pulp packaging is made from the pulp of the sugarcane plant, and is extremely durable, lightweight, inexpensive, and biodegrades in 30-90 days once exposed to composting conditions. It can be heated up or frozen, and it has no taste, odour or harmful additives. This makes it an ideal alternative to traditional polystyrene meal packaging. And they are compostable which makes diversion of organic waste from landfill an option. Our sugarcane pulp production facility is in China, and makes our takeaway containers, clamshells, plates, trays and bowls. The facility is certified to ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems. All our products are carbon neutral.

Bagasse

Bagasse is more commonly known as Sugarcane pulp, is an abundant and rapidly renewable resource that with a number of features that make it  an ideal material for foodservice disposables. It is a by-product of the sugar refining industry, transforming an output that is currently considered waste into a valuable input for another process providing significant environmental benefits.

5 tonnes of wood are needed to produce 1 tonne of pulp for paper, but only 1.5 tonnes of sugarcane pulp are needed to produce the same amount.

Sugarcane pulp is sterilised and sanitised and conforms to FDA administration guidelines. Our range of clamshells, takeaway containers, plates, bowls and trays are made from this material.

 


PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: TBC
  • Solid waste per year: TBC
  • Product output per month: 6,000 tonnes
  • Total employees: 680
  • Water consumption per month: TBC
  • Size of facility: 18,000sqm

Commercially Compostable & Recyclable

Sugarcane pulp is a more sustainable and healthier material for both humans and the planet compared to styrofoam and plastic. Our sugarcane pulp products can be disposed of in a commercial compost facility or worm farm – returning valuable nutrients back into the soil.  Independently certified to BPI American compost standards and currently undergoing testing to obtain Australian certification. 

Our sugarcane products can be recycled along with the mainstream paper and cardboard recycling if not contaminated with food residue.

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PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: TBC
  • Solid waste per year: TBC
  • Product output per month: TBC
  • Total employees: 680
  • Water consumption per month: 6,000 tonnes
  • Size of facility: 18,000sqm

Our BioBoard range of paper board boxes and trays, noodle and lunch boxes are made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certified paper. These are currently the only FSC® certified corrugated board and paper board lunch box range in Australia and New Zealand. Our noodle box and lunch box lining and windows are made from PLA bioplastic certified to AS4736. Produced in China - Certified Carbon Neutral

FSC® certifed board

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification is the industry benchmark for sustainably managed wood and wooden products. The FSC® is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organisation established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.

Well-managed forests provide clean air and water, maintain soil quality, preserve biodiversity and habitats, and sequester CO2, among many other ecosystem services. At BioPak we are committed to only using certified raw materials from responsible sources, our BioBoard range has 100% FSC® certification, ensuring that they are manufactured from materials sourced from sustainably-managed forests.

All our paper products are made from Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) bleached fiber. ECF is a technique that uses chlorine dioxide for the bleaching of wood pulp. It does not use elemental chlorine gas during the bleaching process and prevents the formation of dioxins and dioxin-like compounds, carcinogens.


Our paper board prodcut
& production facility certifications

PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: TBC
  • Solid waste per year: TBC
  • Product output per month: TBC
  • Total employees: TBC
  • Water consumption per month: TBC
  • Size of facility: TBC

Beneficial Bioplastic

Our Noodle and Lunch BioBoard Boxes have a bioplastic lining and window panel. The BioBoard Boxes and Trays do not have a lining.

Bioplastic products are made from bio-based rapidly renewable resources such as plants and bacteria. Instead of choosing petroleum-based plastics, that are toxic and cause environmental pollution, consumers can choose products made from compostable, renewable bioplastics. Our Bioboard range lining and windows are made from Ingeo™, a plant-based bioplastic made by industry leader Natureworks in the USA. Bioplastics are currently produced using abundant, rapidly renewable and cost effective plant resources. The next generation will utilise non-agricultural feedstocks such as algae, bacteria, carbon dioxide and methane gas, further reducing the environmental impact of these materials.

When thinking about environmental impact, it’s important to recognise that the true eco-advantage starts at the beginning of a products life cycle – what it is made from. By design the production of bioplastic products produce 75% less greenhouse gases than oil-based PET or PS plastic – so even if both end up in a landfill, PLA bioplastic has the better environmental footprint.

We all know the current status quo is not sustainable, plastics continue to pollute our environment and enter our food chain. In Australia and New Zealand we landfill more than 2 million tonnes of plastic EVERY YEAR! Whilst conventional plastics most definitely have their place, they are not a good option for single-use disposables that are used for a couple of hours at most before being discarded.

Solutions exist today, and it's up to the pioneers and entrepreneurs to challenge and change the status quo. It's also up to the consumers to push for change with their choices.


Our paper board product
& production facility certifications

PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: TBC
  • Solid waste per year: TBC
  • Product output per month: TBC
  • Total employees: TBC
  • Water consumption per month: TBC
  • Size of facility: TBC

Compostable & recyclable

BioBoard Boxes and Trays can be composted and recycled in the paper recycling.

Our Noodle Boxes and Lunch boxes can be composted. A major benefit of producing compostable bio-based food service packaging is that it can be diverted from landfill – returning nutrients back into the soil. Currently only a handful of composters accept packaging. However, as the composting infrastructure grows, so will the ability to compost foodservice packaging.

Technically, PLA bioplastics can be chemically recycled, but they currently represent only a small fraction of the plastic waste stream so it's not yet commercially viable to do so. The fact that no recycling facilities currently accept PLA in Australia and New Zealand does not mean that this material should not be used. Rather we should persevere and educate business owners and consumers on the benefits and help grow and support the recycling infrastructure until it becomes commercially viable.

Read more.


Our paper board product
& production facility certifications

PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: TBC
  • Solid waste per year: TBC
  • Product output per month: TBC
  • Total employees: TBC
  • Water consumption per month: TBC
  • Size of facility: TBC

We use Revode bioplastic for our bioplastic cutlery ranges. We offer two options – one made of 100% CPLA bioplastic and the other, more cost effective, PSM bioplastic made of a blend of 70% starch bioplastic and 30% Polypropylene. Revode bioplastic is produced from a rapidly renewable starch sourced from plants, not oil. The 100% bioplastic option is compostable in a commercial facility. The production facility in China specialises in bioplastic cutlery and is one of the largest China-based manufacturers of compostable products. The factory is certified to ISO-9001 Quality Management Systems and ISO-14001 Environmental Management Systems. All our products are carbon neutral.

Beneficial Bioplastic

We use Revode bioplastic for our BioPlastic Cutlery. Bioplastic products are made from bio-based rapidly renewable resources such as plants and bacteria. Bioplastics are produced using abundant, rapidly renewable plants. The next generation will utilise non-agricultural feedstocks such as algae, bacteria, carbon dioxide and methane gas, further reducing the environmental impact of these materials.

Our facility in China has a strong focus on product development, their team of scientists – with backgrounds in macromolecular compounds, biotechnological engineering and plant starch research – ensures we are able to bring to market the most innovative and functional products with the highest quality at the most competitive price.

When thinking about environmental impact, it’s important to recognise that the true eco-advantage starts at the beginning of a products life cycle – what it is made from. By design the production of bioplastic results in 75% less greenhouse gases compared to conventional PET or PS plastic – so even if both end up in a landfill, PLA bioplastic has the better environmental footprint.

We all know the current status quo is not sustainable, plastics continue to pollute our environment and enter our food chain. In Australia and New Zealand we landfill more than 2 million tonnes of plastic EVERY YEAR! Whilst conventional plastics most definitely have their place, they are not a good option for single-use disposables that are used for a short time before being discarded.

Solutions exist today, and it's up to the pioneers and entrepreneurs to challenge and change the status quo. It's also up to the consumers to push for change with their choices.


PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: 11,000kwh – hydro
  • Solid waste per year: Negligible
  • Product output per month: 70-80 million pieces
  • Total employees: 150
  • Water consumption per month: TBC
  • Size of facility: 6,000sqm

Compostable & recyclable

Our 100% bioplastic cutlery can be commercially composted – currently certified to European compost standard EN13432 and certification to Australian AS4736 standards is underway.  A major benefit of producing compostable bio-based food service packaging is that it can be diverted from landfill – returning nutrients back into the soil. Currently only a handful of composters accept packaging. However, as the composting infrastructure grows, so will the ability to compost foodservice packaging.

Read more.


PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: 11,000kwh – hydro
  • Solid waste per year: Negligible
  • Product output per month: 70-80 million pieces
  • Total employees: 150
  • Water consumption per month: TBC
  • Size of facility: 6,000sqm

Our Wooden BioCutlery is made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified Birchwood. FSC is the industry benchmark for sustainably managed wood and wooden products. The factory has ISO-9001 Quality Management System and Food Safety ISO 22000 certifications. All our products are carbon neutral.

Responsibly sourced paper

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification is the industry benchmark for sustainably managed wood and wooden products. The FSC® is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organisation established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.

Well-managed forests provide clean air and water, maintain soil quality, preserve biodiversity and habitats, and sequester CO2, among many other ecosystem services. At BioPak we are committed to only using certified raw materials from responsible sources, and our wooden cutlery range has 100% FSC® certification, ensuring that they are manufactured from materials sourced from sustainably-managed forests.

We support environmentally sound forestry, helping to preserve valuable resources for future generations. Well-managed forests provide clean air and water, maintain soil quality, preserve biodiversity and habitats, and sequester CO2, among many other ecosystem services.

 


PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: TBC
  • Solid waste per year: TBC
  • Product output per month: TBC
  • Total employees: 150
  • Water consumption per month: TBC
  • Size of facility: TBC

Compostable

Made from wood, they will biodegrade and will not pollute or damage the environment and are compostable in a home compost.

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PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: TBC
  • Solid waste per year: TBC
  • Product output per month: 5,600 tonnes per day
  • Total employees: 150
  • Water consumption per month: TBC
  • Size of facility: 21,000sqm

BioNapkins are the better and environmentally friendly option – they are made with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certified pulp. Our napkin facility specialises in manufacturing napkins made from this material and it is one of the largest China-based manufacturers of paper products. We use FSC® certified mixed pulp for all our napkins and our business has FSC® Chain of Custody. FSC is the world's most rigorous forest product labeling scheme. It is supported by environmental groups such as the World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace and the Australian Conservation Foundation. All our products are carbon neutral.

FSC® certified pulp

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification is the industry benchmark for sustainably managed wood and wooden products. The FSC® is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organisation established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.

Well-managed forests provide clean air and water, maintain soil quality, preserve biodiversity and habitats, and sequester CO2, among many other ecosystem services. At BioPak we are committed to only using certified raw materials from responsible sources, our napkins range has FSC® Mix certification, ensuring that they are manufactured from materials sourced from sustainably-managed forests, with a 50% mix of recycled content, which means the timber or fibre in the product is a mixture of some/all of the following;

  • Timber or fibre from an FSC-certified forest,
  • Reclaimed timber or fibre or timber,
  • tibre from other controlled sources.

We support environmentally sound forestry, helping to preserve valuable resources for future generations. Well-managed forests provide clean air and water, maintain soil quality, preserve biodiversity and habitats, and sequester CO2, among many other ecosystem services.The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organisation established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.


PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: TBC
  • Solid waste per year: TBC
  • Product output per month: 5,600 tonnes per day
  • Total employees: 150
  • Water consumption per month: TBC
  • Size of facility: 21,000sqm

Compostable 

Our napkins can be composted.

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PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: TBC
  • Solid waste per year: TBC
  • Product output per month: 5,600 tonnes per day
  • Total employees: 150
  • Water consumption per month: TBC
  • Size of facility: 21,000sqm

Our BioPlastic Bags are made with Ecopond – a starch-based bioplastic that is certified commercially compostable to Australian standard AS4736. They enable the diversion of organic waste from landfill and are ideal for the collection of scraps. Our China-based production facility is Asia's largest producer of modified plastics. They invest heavily in R&D and are a major innovative in the industry, with with more than 100 plastics experts, including over 40 PhD degree holders and two material specialists. The facility is certified to ISO 14001 Environmental Management standards. All our products are certified carbon neutral.

Beneficial Bioplastic

Our BioPlastic Bags are made from Ecopond®, a synthetic compostable bioplastic combined with plant-starch – Certified home compostable to European standards and compostable to AS4736 Australian standards. That means these bags are accepted wherever there are municipal organic waste collection services. If the bags do end up in the environment, they will biodegrade more rapidly than conventional plastic bags.

The bioplastic used by BioPak has a carbon footprint 75% lower than conventional plastics. Bioplastic products are made from bio-based rapidly renewable resources such as plants and bacteria. Instead of choosing petroleum-based plastics, that are toxic and cause environmental pollution, consumers can choose products made from compostable, renewable bioplastics.


PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: TBC
  • Solid waste per year: TBC
  • Product output per month: TBC
  • Total employees: TBC
  • Water consumption per month: TBC
  • Size of facility: TBC

Compostable 

Our bioplastic bags can be composted in a home and commercial compost with other organic waste. Certified home compostable to European standards and compostable to AS4736 Australian standards.

A major benefit of producing compostable bio-based food service packaging is that it can be diverted from landfill – returning nutrients back into the soil. Currently only a handful of composters accept packaging. However, as the composting infrastructure grows, so will the ability to compost foodservice packaging.

Read more.


PRODUCTION FACILITY DETAILS

  • Energy per month: TBC
  • Solid waste per year: TBC
  • Product output per month: TBC
  • Total employees: TBC
  • Water consumption per month: TBC
  • Size of facility: TBC