BeanScene speaks to the artists who have helped turn the blank canvas of take-away cups into individual works of art, with the release of BioCup’s new Art Series.

Cup Full of HeART is a creative art fundraising event for OzHarvest that encourages parents and their children to spend $5 on a BioCup that they can colour with markers. All the cup artworks completed during the event will be displayed in the shop window of Treehouse Childrens Décor on Level 5.

We recently launched the expansion of our sugarcane takeaway container range, range sizes – 280ml, 480ml, 630ml, 750ml and 1,000ml. At BioPak we don’t rest on our laurels and ongoing improvement is part of our philosophy. This is our second generation of sugarcane pulp containers, with better strength and lid retention, no leaking and radical design and functionality improvements.

We are sharing the incredible story of charity STREAT as we hope it will inspire you to help them in some way too. They are actively stopping homelessness in a way that directly supports the food and service community – our community. BioPak have been supporting STREAT by donating BioCups and compostable lids for the past year, we are proud to have helped them serve over 170,000 takeaway coffees. They are a truly fantastic organisation and we plan to continue our support indefinitely.

29th of August 2013

Banning plastic bags

New York City Council announced a new bill last week to rid their city of plastic bags. Under the proposed legislation, retail and grocery stores would charge consumers at least 10 cents per plastic bag used. In Australia, South Australia, ACT and Northern Territory have all banned single-use plastic checkout bags, and Tasmania has recently joined these progressive states in banning single use lightweight plastic bags. Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales are yet to implement any bans.

The BioCup Art Series has been a resounding success with our customers and their clientele. So much so that we sold out of cups in 10 days! But don’t worry, we are reprinting and they will be ready for sale in early Oct. Series two is underway, to be launched soon.

01st of August 2013

BioCup Art Series

BioPak are proud to support and promote the arts community with the BioCup Art Series. Every three months we will print artwork of at least six Australian and New Zealand artists on our 8oz and 12oz single wall BioCups. Our curator Kate Armstrong seeks out artists who explore environmental themes at the core of their practice. Delight and engage your coffee customers with this changing series that looks at sustainability issues involved in building a house, the beauty of Australian bush flowers or, in the next series, review the urban environment through the eyes of graffiti artists.

The statistics tell an alarming, but sadly familiar tale: we in the developed world are consuming far too much. The richest 20% of the world’s population account for a whopping 85%of global consumption, from energy to meat to cars and paper. Try Global Footprint Network’s online calculator to work out how much land area it takes to support your lifestyle.