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16th of October 2015

BioPak donates cups to Rosies

One person having a cuppa can make a difference to homelessness. Jacqui Green recently took up a call to action for donations for Rosies, a volunteer-based not for profit supporting people marginalised within our community. Jacqui decided to spend an hour a day for one week, blindfolded, on Surfers Paradise beach offering 'free hugs' to people in return for donations. Jacqui also contacted BioPak asking them to provide cups. Here's what happened.

BioPak have been donating products to The Final Step Cafe to help raise funds for their charity Social Opportunity Group (SOG) since 2013. Their first project Food for Thought saw them developing a nutritious food and activity program for children from the vulnerable community of Gonet in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since then they have served 8,000 meals – read our guest blog from Founder Benjamin Whitaker on how and why he started SOG.

On ‘BioPak’s Piece of Paradise’ in the Daintree the tree seedlings we planted have grown approx. 300mm since the planting day! Spring has officially sprung and the ‘Peanut tree’ (Sterculia quadrifida) is flowering, with brilliant red seeds (which taste like peanuts!).

There is a better option. Our sugarcane pulp takeaways are tree free, have a secure lid fit, are freezer, microwave and oven safe and are fully recyclable and compostable.

Waste reduction is important to our client Montville Coffee. Together we have produced BioCup collection bins for them to use at outdoor events. Their first is Real Food Festival in Maleny QLD. This excellent festival will have onsite OSCA composting and a super kids cup planting activity. 12-13 Sept 2015.

The Land Managers are seeing more cassowaries when they are watering the seedlings now, and the cassowaries love to use the tracks on Lot 46 to walk down – easier than bush bashing! The wildlife on Lot 46 is thriving through the land being preserved and regenerated and this would not be possible without BioPak’s support – thank you so much BioPak and your customers. By Kristin Canning, Rainforest Rescue

If you own a café business, it’s quite likely that takeaway coffee is a key earner. And if you haven’t really thought about your takeaway coffee cups, you could be giving your customers a less than favourable impression of your brand. Do you serve your quality product in quality packaging? Are you addressing your customers concerns regarding sustainability with eco friendly coffee cups? Are you making the most of the branding opportunity your takeaway cups provide? If you haven’t considered what your takeaway cups say about your business, now might be the time to do so.