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26th of March 2021Product news

Sustainability Inspiration

If you’re looking to be inspired, here are nine BioPak customers delivering the sustainable goods – literally!


Every day at BioPak we are inspired by our customers. Making a difference can be as simple as swapping your packaging for compostable alternatives and extending to your sustainable intents by going fully carbon-neutral or even carbon-positive.

If you’re looking to be inspired, here are nine BioPak customers delivering the sustainable goods – literally!

Going Circular

Everything we make has an impact on the planet. Our vision is a world without waste, driving change toward a circular economy. We are closing the loop with our innovative compostable food packaging and encouraging the growth of the local industrial compost industry.

The Vurger Co, United Kingdom

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The Vurger Co was born with a mission to revolutionize fast food through the power of plants. They have created a vegan restaurant where plants are the main event, with food that is fun, interesting and nutritious. Sustainability is at the heart of everything they do, they choose compostable packaging and first introduced onsite composting in 2016, turning food scraps and compostable packaging into renewable energy.

“Our customers really care about what happens to the packaging so it’s wonderful that we can take care of the end-to-end process of its lifecycle too."
Rachel Hugh, Founder of The Vurger Co


Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s, New Zealand

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BioPak has teamed up with Sea Life in Auckland, New Zealand, in a bid to reduce the negative environmental impacts caused by single-use plastics. Sea Life has replaced conventional single-use foodservice packaging with compostable, carbon-neutral packaging, and implemented strict waste-disposal systems to reduce their contribution to landfill. Opting for composting collection services and a stronger understanding of waste management across all staff, Sea Life has been able to reduce their waste from 5 tonnes per week to 1.5 tonnes of compostable waste after adopting BioPak products.


Atiyah, Australia

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Atiyah is Australia’s first zero-carbon, off-grid street food kitchen. The greenhouse gas emissions created by the production of their meals and drinks have been assessed and quantified across their total life-cycle. “At Atiyah, we want to set an example that you don’t need emissions to run a kitchen, and really, there’s never been a better time to think about renewable energy in this way,” says founder Ben Armstrong. Their menu shows the carbon emissions that have been saved from every meal and drink. BioPak supplies their carbon-neutral, compostable packaging combined with innovative composting services to turn Atiyah’s takeaway packaging and food waste into nutrient-rich soil.

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B-Corp Certification

Certified B Corporations are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. The B Corp movement has been pioneering a new way of doing business, which requires increased stewardship and a real shift in priorities. BioPak is a B Corp in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and are in the assessment process for the United Kingdom. We believe in profit for purpose, and using business as a force for good. B Corporation Certification helps consumers identify companies with a mission that aligns with their core values.

BrewDog, United Kingdom

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Just like BioPak, Brewdog is a member of the B-Corp community. Their mission is to bring their passion for quality craft beer to the world, from a community-focused platform. Brewdog gives away 20% of profits every year, 10% to staff and 10% to charities. In the past 12 months, Brewdog has partnered with Eden Projects for their  ‘Buy One Get One Tree’ campaign, and set ambitious targets to offset twice as much carbon as they produce by August 2021.

Pablo & Rusty’s, Australia

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Pablo & Rusty’s are coffee roasters with a big focus on sustainability, and a passion to create a positive impact on our planet. As a certified B Corp since 2017, they are constantly reviewing and improving their impact, publishing an annual impact report that details both the environmental and social impacts of their business. Reporting is transparent and accounts for emissions at their coffee growers, their factory and at their cafes. This allows them to target and reduce emissions; for example, their factory uses 100% solar with a 30kWh smart system, all lights are LED’s (including hi-bays), they bale up and recycle all their plastic and cardboard waste, and they use BioPak certified compostable take away cups and lids.

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The Eco-Menu

Forward-thinking people in the food industry are working with food that is locally-sourced, seasonal and organic. Sourcing our food locally helps reduce the food-miles, the carbon impact of transporting food from producers to consumers, and recent research has shown as much as 45% of the nutritional value of fresh produce may be lost between being picked and placed on the supermarket shelf.

We can source locally and eat seasonally to ensure our food is fresh, but by choosing organically grown food we can reduce the impact of chemical fertilizers and pesticides on our farms and soils. Healthy soils are able to efficiently sequester carbon from the atmosphere, so eating organic has benefits that go well beyond the plate!

VeganBurg, Singapore

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VeganBurg makes burgers that can make you and the planet happy. VeganBurg is the world’s first 100% plant-based burger joint, founded in October 2010. Every burger is bursting with wholesome and natural real flavour. Every bite is not just a set of nutritional value numbers – it’s a step towards an environmentally sustainable diet. In this way, every meal is a contribution to a better world, by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. That’s why they choose carbon neutral and certified compostable BioPak packaging for their burgers.

Lussmanns, United Kingdom

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Andrei Lussmann, the man behind the successful group of Fish and Grill Restaurants, Lussmanns, is passionate about sustainably sourced food, they were founded on the principle that ethically sourced and locally farmed produce should be available to everyone. Their six restaurants are known for their fantastic service, pleasant ambience and fabulous food. They have always believed in ethical business practices, whether that’s through their Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) accreditations or their commitment to recycling 100% of their waste. Lussmann’s partnered with BioPak at the start of COVID to allow them to continue to provide for their customers in lockdown. “BioPak packaging has filled the missing link. It was really important that we didn’t become environmentally dismissive in the face of adversity,” Andrei Lussmann.

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Reducing Plastic Dependencies

The world is still heavily reliant on traditional, fossil-based plastics, but Biopak is working with our partners to change the way we do business, with innovative materials such as plastics made from plants and compostable packaging at the vanguard. Our food packaging must be strong enough to withstand transportation, impermeable to water, and present well to the end-consumer. These specifications are demanding, but the need to reduce our plastic waste is urgent. We are working with some of the biggest retailers in Australia so we can help to reduce plastic waste and the impact on our environment.

Aldi, Australia

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Aldi is committed to making significant changes to the amount of single-use plastic that they are using in-store. Aldi has been working with BioPak over the past year, trialling and testing a variety of materials to find the right solution to bring a non-plastic tableware replacement to market. Results: a home compostable and carbon-neutral picnic range enabling customers to reduce their plastic waste and divert more organic material away from landfill, thereby lowering the carbon footprint of their party or event.

Woolworths, Australia

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BioPak and Woolworths are driving innovation in packaging fresh produce. Working with their produce packer including Hydro Produce, Kapiris Brothers and Costa Group we have developed sugarcane pulp trays for a number of Woolworth’s fresh fruit and vegetable farmers that are certified home-compostable and recyclable. By adopting sustainable packaging we can reduce plastic waste in the food packing industry and consumers can make positive decisions to buy less plastic at the supermarket shelf.

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Compostable & Carbon Neutral Packaging

What all our partners have in common with us is the drive to experiment and innovate to bring about real change in the world. For us, sustainability is not about green-washing, it means having the courage to rigorously assess our environmental impact and the commitment to make positive changes toward a world without waste.

We believe this is the blueprint, bringing more and more business partners with us as we accelerate the transition to a sustainable, global circular economy. By choosing plants over plastic, compostable and carbon-neutral, you can join us on this journey.