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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.

Yelo is a cafe with sustainability and community at front of mind. Based in Perth. In the suburbs of Trigg, Mount Hawthorn and Subiaco, they source their bean from grower direct, ethical and sustainable coffee farms, serve their products in eco-friendly Biopak takeaway packaging, and was one of the first to sign up for Australia’s national composting service for food service packaging.

03rd of July 2018

Rainforest Rescue Update

A Bennett’s Tree Kangaroo spotting, leaf litter research, and the powered up native nursery are all in this month’s Rainforest Rescue blog update!

As consumers become more aware of the consequences of waste in our environment, businesses have been keen to bandy about buzzwords such as ‘green’, ‘eco’, and ‘sustainable’ in the branding of their products. But how many of these products are truly sustainable?