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BioPak compostable cups featured on the latest episode of ABC’s War On Waste

Tuesday night’s War on Waste episode broadcast by the ABC featured BioPak compostable bioplastic BioCups as a solution Kiama High School canteen are implementing to divert waste from landfill, and avoiding the use of conventional plastic. What if more institutions switched from conventional plastic cups to compostable bioplastic cups?

You might have seen BioPak stickers on general waste bins around south-eastern Sydney. Here’s why.

 
BioPak compostable cups featured on latest episode of ABC’s War On Waste.
 
Tuesday night’s War on Waste episode broadcast by the ABC has thrust Australia’s waste management crisis further into the spotlight, lifting the lid on the volume of food and  organic waste that ends up in landfill – a hefty 60 percent of household waste is reported in the episode.  

Pablo & Rusty’s is a coffee roasting business with sustainability at its heart, proving that business doesn’t have to cost the earth to find success. It began as a unique blend gifted by founder Saxon to his brothers-in-law for their birthday. Then after operating several cafes under that name, they now roast for and support cafes all over Australia with premium ethical and sustainable coffee. Read our interview with founder Saxon Wright to learn how Pablo & Rusty's are fighting the war on waste.

Plastic Free July has been an incredible success for our #BioPakHeroes - with over $2000 raised for a great charity (WWF) and more awareness raised for a pressing issue (the proliferation of plastics in our lives).

There is no 'Planet B' and thus why 3 team members have taken on the Plastic-Free July Challenge. The plastic we mindlessly generate and consume through our lifestyles has a permanent and adverse effect on our planet. In an effort to raise both money and awareness, the BioPak Heroes chronicled their month-long journey on EverydayHero.

We had the chance to catch-up with the team and hear first-hand how they found the month overall and their key takeaways.

BioPak has partnered with Melbourne-based social enterprise Open Canvas to launch a new compostable coffee cups range.

The BioCup Art Series will feature artwork on its cups from Australian artists facing homelessness in an effort to combat the stigma surrounding homelessness.

We have expanded our ‘1% of profits donated to rainforest protection’ program to contribute to the wonderful work of the leading independent conservation organisation in New Zealand: Forest & Bird. Forest & Bird is the voice for nature, working to protect and restore Aotearoa's wild places and the wildlife that call them home. BioPak is proud to support Forest & Bird’s campaign to stop the spread of kauri dieback disease which causes the kauri tree, an ancient and spiritual tree native to New Zealand, to starve. 

Plastic pollution is wreaking havoc on our planet, and single-use plastic bags are one of the most significant contributors, it’s no surprise that many local and state governments are banning them.

 

We have summarised the changes for you and even come up with a sweet little infographic to show what it means for each state.