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22nd of July 2019Customer stories

BioPak team up with Deliveroo to cut food delivery waste

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.
 


Deliveroo is a well-known meal home-delivery business for Australians and available across the country with more suburbs added every week to keep up with the growing demand for meal delivery and takeaway food.

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.

BioPak and Deliveroo are seeking to address the waste generated by food delivery by offering restaurants and cafes innovative packaging solutions designed for the circular economy where there is no waste.

“We are delighted to team up with Deliveroo in this important step forward in fighting the war on waste,” BioPak CEO Gary Smith said.

“Contamination caused by food residue can be problematic when it comes to recycling single-use foodservice packaging. Composting either at home or in an industrial composting facility offers a practical circular economy solution for used food service packaging”.

“Innovation is at the heart of what we do. For more than a decade we have been working with companies across Australia and New Zealand to provide a viable solution to our current waste crisis, and it is wonderful to see Deliveroo join our ever-expanding network.”

According to Joanne Woo, Head of Corporate Affairs at Deliveroo Australia, the partnerships with BioPak and Returnr represent the company’s desire to be a leader on sustainability, and will help restaurants and consumers make more environmentally-friendly choices.

BioPak packaging is made from plants, using a range of renewable materials that are responsibly sourced. Their sustainable, innovative and certified compostable packaging solutions are designed for a circular economy where there is no waste.

In 2018, BioPak launched Australia’s first national composting collection service, transforming organic food waste and packaging into soil and supporting the growing movement for a circular economy.

For more information on BioPak and the range of products that were used on the world's zero-waste flight, please visit our website.

 

Download the Deliveroo case study here >

For media enquiries, please contact:

Erin Morris, erin@biopak.com.au , 0419 596 878

Adrianne Tasker, adrianne@biopak.com.au , 0422 143 273