Australia’s leading sustainable foodservice packaging company BioPak has partnered with community development organisation SevGen Indigenous Corporation and Plastic Free Noosa to release a limited edition Art Series BioCup that puts Aboriginal art into the hands of our global community.
The limited edition BioCups are made from plants and will completely biodegrade through the industrial composting process. The cups feature a custom design by artist Shauna Hill — a traditional owner descendent of the Kabi Kabi people.
"SevGen has given me the opportunity to step into a graphic art space through working at SevGen’s social enterprise ‘Deadly Espresso’ in partnership with the Peregian Digital Hub", Shauna says.
Like the plants that are used to produce BioCups, SevGen focuses on sustainable business practices that align with the 17 global sustainable development goals. Business Manager Terri Waller says that SevGen is “striving to create wellness through connection and relationships. [We] have a sustainability ethos that flows through our organisation... Refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose.”
"Our principles are sharing and caring…Plastic Free Noosa is a great influencer and connects us with fellow future thinkers…[BioPak is] embodying ‘care for country’ withecological philosophies in the company". - Terri Waller
Shauna is proud to present this ‘Care for Country story’ as part of the global Art Series to raise awareness of the impacts our deliberations and actions have on future generations.
"The turtle represents marine life, the wavy lines represent the waterways, the people sitting are mankind, and the footprints indicate the low impact we are committed to strive for....I am happy to be part of the SevGen team and making a difference through my work and art".
"BioPak is thrilled to be collaborating with SevGen and Plastic Free Noosa to help raise awareness of the impacts our deliberations and actions have on future generations. Taking responsibility for our actions and looking towards the future is at the core of what we do, and we are extremely proud to share Shauna’s amazing work" says BioPak Sustainability Manager, Lea Maguero.
The SevGen Art Series BioCups are available for purchase on the BioPak website and will soon be able to be purchased from SevGen and Deadly Espresso directly as a custom cup.
About BioPak’s BioCup Art Series:
Established in 2006, BioPak are leading manufacturers in sustainable foodservice packaging, designed to achieve a circular economy. With their range of Australian certified compostable and recyclable packaging made from plants instead of oil, BioPak are the leaders of the industry and at the forefront of innovative and sustainable packaging.
BioPak are proud to support and promote the arts community with the BioCup Art Series. Every three months BioPak print artwork from international artists on its single wall and double wall BioCups. Curator Kate Armstrong seeks out artists who explore environmental themes at the core of their practice.
SevGen X Plastic Free Noosa’s art series cup will be available for purchase on the BioPak website for the next 3 months and can thereafter be purchased from SevGen directly.
For more information about BioPak’s zero waste foodservice packaging, head to biopak.com.au.