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Together towards zero waste

We all know that compostable packaging is better for the planet than its conventional plastic counterpart. But what if your council does not offer an organic waste collection service in your area? Enter the BioPak Compost Service, designed to close the loop on your packaging and food scraps. More than just a cup recycling scheme, the BioPak Compost Service can divert up to 60% of your total waste from landfill, and collects compostable cups and lids, compostable packaging, food scraps and organic waste all in one bin — no separation required. With our compostable packaging solutions available in Australia and New Zealand, and our compost collection service being rolled out across both nations, it's never been easier to move your business towards zero waste. Change is in your hands.

How Does it Work

organic waste

Divert all your organic waste along with compostable packaging from landfill.

compost bin

Separate all your food scraps and compostable packaging into a green bin.

collection

Collected weekly or more frequently under special request.

compost

Your organic waste is processes into nutrient rich compost in less than 8 weeks.

Find your compost zone

The BioPak Compost Service is now available in over 2,000 postcodes in Australia and New Zealand – with more added weekly. We have diverted over 660 tons of organic waste from landfill, this is over 6,000 bags of compost! We believe to see change happen you need to physically get out there and do something. We are truly proud that with our community we have achieved and are excited for the next part of the journey.

The network is growing!

1,883 suburbs

660 tonnes of compost

66,000 bags of compost

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Composting is growing

The importance of composting has grown significantly in the past decade. We are all, more than ever, concerned about humanity’s excessive consumption. Composting is a great alternative to landfill and we are seeing a rapid expansion of the commercial composting network across the world. The BioPak Compost Service is providing the final yard solution – connecting cafes and businesses who want to do the right thing with our logistics and composting partners. We are constantly adding areas to our network. Leave your details to stay up to date.


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What can go in the green bin?

All your compostable cups, lids and packaging and any type of food scrap (e.g. leftover, spoiled or out-of-date food) can go into your BioPak Compost Service green bin. This includes: fruit and vegetable peels/scraps, meat and seafood scraps/bones, egg shells, dairy products (cheese, yoghurt etc.), bread, pasta, rice, cereal, coffee grounds/chaff, tea bags, out-of-date food (processed or fresh), confectionery, processed food and, of course, BioPak's certified compostable packaging. Only use compostable bin liners if you must (bags are not required for the service).

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Composting is the future

Composting is a proven solution and part of the existing recycling infrastructure that will be further developed to process the seven million tonnes of organic waste currently being landfilled. Councils across Australia and New Zealand are investing in their residential compost collection. Recovering and composting waste disposed of in the general waste bins would result in the diversion of 60 percent of the general waste ending up landfill, including BioPak compostable packaging. It’s the co-mingled, one-bin, circular economy solution that Australia and New Zealand need right now.

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What is commercial composting?

A commercial compost facility optimises the process of rapid biodegradation of organic material to high quality, toxic-free compost by controlling conditions like shredding material to the same size or controlling the temperature and oxygen levels. All our compostable packaging has been certified to biodegrade within 120 days in a commercial compost environment – resulting in nutrient-rich soil. BioPak has partnered with commercial compost facilities and waste collection services all around Australia and New Zealand, to provide the missing link to customers in the area.

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Learn more

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.

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).

 

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