Currently, Australia and New Zealand combined, send more than 7 million tons of organic waste to landfill. In a move designed to divert our compostable packaging and food scraps from landfill, BioPak has introduced a new waste collection service: The BioPak Compost Service. This service will allow customers to dispose of used BioPak's commercially compostable coffee cups and takeaway food packaging in specially designed collection bins at their local cafes or workplaces. By bringing together waste contractors and compost facility operators, we can offer a sustainable end-of-life solution for our products. Composting, unlike landfill, is a sustainable waste management alternative which results in more positive, long-term environmental outcomes for our community and the environment.
Divert all your organic waste along with compostable packaging from landfill.
Separate all your food scraps and compostable packaging into a green bin.
Collected weekly or more frequently under special request.
Your organic waste is processes into nutrient rich compost in less than 8 weeks.
The importance of composting has grown significantly in the past decade. We are all, more than ever, concerned about humanity’s excessive consumption. Composting is a great alternative to landfill and we are seeing a rapid expansion of the commercial composting network across the world. The BioPak Compost Service is providing the final yard solution – connecting cafes and businesses who want to do the right thing with our logistics and composting partners. We are constantly adding areas to our network. Leave your details to stay up to date.
You can place any type of food scrap (e.g. leftover, spoiled or out-of-date food) into your organics bin. This includes: fruit and vegetable peels/scraps, meat and seafood scraps/bones, egg shells, dairy products (cheese, yoghurt etc.), bread, pasta, rice, cereal, coffee grounds/chaff, tea bags, out-of-date food (processed or fresh), confectionery, processed food and, of course, BioPak's certified compostable packaging. Only use compostable bin liners if you must (bags are not required for the service).
Organics are often the heaviest component in a general waste bin as they can contain a lot of liquid. By removing the organics from your general waste bin and separating individual waste streams to be processed efficiently, you have the potential to reduce your overall waste expenses. Remember, food scraps may only look like a small amount, but they account for a considerable amount of the total weight. By removing them, you could make a significant saving to your general waste collection bill.
A commercial compost facility optimises the process of rapid biodegradation of organic material to high quality, toxic-free compost by controlling conditions like shredding material to the same size or controlling the temperature and oxygen levels. All our compostable packaging has been certified to biodegrade within 120 days in a commercial compost environment – resulting in nutrient-rich soil.
You are one step away from joining the compost revolution but you might still have a couple of unanswered questions. We understand that you want to do the right thing and be absolutely sure on what you are signing up for. Therefore, we have consolidated a list of questions we get asked frequently – from what can and can’t go in the bin, to whether you need compostable bin liners, and how composting can save you money.
You are leading by example so it is even more important to tell your staff, customers and the world that you are now championing zero waste. Engaging and educating everyone involved is a crucial part in making your composting efforts a huge success. BioPak will provide you with bin signage and POS flyers so you can promote your zero waste goals and reduce contamination. Build composting into the core of your business with our free promotional material.