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The use of foodservice packaging at large scale sporting events can have negative consequences for the environment. Sustainable alternatives to single-use packaging must be sought. The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) Half Marathon is a popular sporting event with large participation numbers, which means there’s an associated impact on the environment that needs to be considered and managed.

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.

21st of October 2019

OzHarvest CEO Cook Off

Charity events bring people together and make an enormous positive contribution to the community. However, whenever we gather together, waste is inevitably created and negative impacts on the environment must be considered and managed.

04th of October 2019

Noosa Food & Wine Festival

Food and wine events bring people together and make an enormous positive contribution to the community. But, negative impacts on the environment must be considered and managed.

23rd of September 2019

5 BioCup Myths Busted!

Ever wondered if recycling cups is better than composting? There's a lot of confusion surrounding compostable coffee cups and we're here to set the record straight by debunking 5 of the more common myths around bioplastics.

We've partnered with innovative waste management company GoTerra to roll out the BioPak Compost Service to Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. Through the service, Canberra businesses will be able to send BioPak compostable foodservice packaging, along with food scraps, to be composted rather than ending up in landfill.

BioPak is now NCOS certified, the Australian Government’s recognised standard. This is the 100th successful participant in the program. Whilst BioPak has demonstrated leadership in sustainability for years and have measured and offset their carbon emissions since 2010, they felt it was time to align with the robust government standard.

Climate emergency is happening, landfills are overloaded, and the recycling industry is in crisis. Yet our collective consumption habits aren’t slowing down. In this article, we look at New Zealand's compost infrastructure and recycling volumes. In New Zealand alone, more than one million tonnes of plant matter and food scraps are sent to landfills each year, representing about 320 kilograms of organic matter for each one of us.

 

Industrial composting presents a huge opportunity to prevent food waste and compostable packaging from ending up in landfills where it otherwise releases methane – a greenhouse gas 80 times more potent than CO2, which contributes to climate change (source).