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!
Composting is the natural, biological decomposition of organic matter by fungi, bacteria, insects, worms and other organisms to produce a nutrient rich humus or compost. Successful composting entails the management of the decomposition process so that it is relatively quick, safe and clean. Composting organic food and packaging offers an opportunity to divert tonnes of waste from landfill – returning valuable nutrients back into the soil and eliminating the methane gas that organics emit when they biodegrade in landfill.
The art series just keeps getting better. We love this round of artists. And are happy to introduce brand new 6oz and 12oz 80mm cup sizes in the single wall range.
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!
In 2013 the University of Sunshine Coast was the first University in Australia to adopt a total waste streaming system. They operate an On-Site Composting Apparatus (OSCA) to process green/organic waste, including all the BioPak products they use.
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.