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For many who enjoy exploring the wonders of the aquarium, single-use foodservice packaging is in abundance, and almost unavoidable for those who don’t make the change. Compostable and sustainable alternatives need to be sourced to counteract the negative environmental impact.

When it comes to getting food and drinks in a hurry, single-use foodservice packaging is in abundance and has negative consequences for the environment. Sustainable alternatives must be sought out and implemented within the industry.

Australian producer Hydro Produce is known mainly for its extensive resources and fresh vegetables. What started as a small farming business in the 1940s has grown to be a market leader in the fresh produce farming, packing and supply sector across Australia.

BioPak has partnered with popular food delivery service Deliveroo in a bid to reduce waste to landfill.

The availability and popularity of meal delivery is rising growing from a $20 million industry to over $200 million in the past five years, according to IBISWorld, and is forecast to grow by an annualised 15% over the next five years.

But with an increase in food delivery, which is predominantly served in single-use foodservice packaging, comes environmental impacts that need to be considered and managed.
 

09th of July 2019

Waste-free events. DONE.

Whether it’s food and music festivals or conferences and seminars, whenever we hold an event waste is inevitably created. All to often, the packaging and food scraps left behind end up heading to landfill – even if they could have been composted or recycled instead.

But it doesn’t have to be this way – and local Port Macquarie business Doppio Or Nothing Espresso (DONE) have set out to prove that holding a zero waste to landfill event is possible even if local composting infrastructure is lacking. Here’s how they got it done.

In the age of corporate social responsibility, more and more emphasis is being placed on reducing the negative environmental outcomes of business activity, not just addressing issues of sustainability at a high level. These days, it’s not enough to simply installing a few recycling bins or spend some budget on enviro-focussed not-for-profits – a well-considered strategy for greening your business is required. Melbourne Business School – who has been ranked among the world's best by the Financial Times in its 2018 analysis of business schools by region – is leading the way by choosing the BioPak Compost Service to reduce their waste on campus and is diverting between 2,000 and 3,000 kilograms of compostable waste, that previously went to landfill, each month.

Australia’s leading eco-friendly packaging company BioPak has soared to new heights by launching the world’s first ever zero-waste flight with Australian airline, Qantas Group. 

Flying from Sydney to Adelaide earlier today, the ground-breaking flight is part of the most ambitious environmental push by any airline, with BioPak at the helm in trialling this major zero-waste initiative.
 

As seen on News.com on 22 February 2019.

Qantas and Jetstar will ditch paper boarding passes and switch to a purely digital system this year in a bid to cut down on paper waste.

The bold change was announced by Qantas Group this morning as it revealed plans to become the first airline in the world to reuse, recycle and compost at least 75 per cent of its waste by the end of 2021.