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BioPak has recently declared a Climate Emergency and is committed to taking immediate action on climate change. We strongly believe that we need to decouple our economy from fossil fuels, and using renewable material alternatives for packaging is one way to move in that direction.

 

According to a recent report by The New Daily, every six days a new craft brewery opens in Australia. But between clinking cans and all the beer-loving merriment, waste is inevitably created.

Australia’s leading eco-friendly packaging company BioPak has announced its expansion into Singapore offering more sustainable foodservice packaging alternatives to conventional plastic packaging. In Singapore, 2019 has been declared the Year of Zero Waste. However, 40% of waste Singaporeans place in the recycling stream ends up in landfill and a third of waste created and disposed of in Singapore comes from packaging.

Most sushi trays are made from conventional plastic derived from finite fossil resources. With 9% of the world’s plastics actually getting recycled, we need a more sustainable alternative to sushi trays made from conventional single-use plastic.

That’s why we’ve created our certified compostable, carbon neutral sushi trays which are made from plants and provide a closed loop alternative to their conventional plastic counterparts. Now, sushi restaurants can serve their customers in compostable sushi containers mde from plants - made for the circular economy where there is no waste.
 

In the last 18 months, we have launched the BioPak Compost Service to over 1,800 postcodes in Australia and New Zealand, and have had our cups and lids certified to Australian standards (AS4736) – in addition to the European certification which we've held for a while – in an effort to provide confidence and comply to the most stringent, regional practices available.

BioPak is recalling 12oz ByoCups manufactured before 2015 and sold between February 2013 and April 2018. In extreme circumstances, the bottom of the coffee cup may detach. If this occurs while the cup contains hot coffee/liquid, there is a risk of injury to the user. We take this very seriously, and are working with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and New Zealand's Trading Standards on this voluntary recall.

Plastic straws may only be used for a few minutes, but their negative effects on the environment last a lifetime (and then some). In 2018, plastic drinking straws have been in the media for all the wrong reasons with excessive consumption and disposal causing harm to gentle sea creatures, littering beaches around the world, to name a few.

Australians have a love affair with coffee, each year using an estimated 1 billion disposable coffee cups. That's approximately 2,700,000 paper cups tossed out every day.