BioPak – designing a sustainable future

We are proud to distribute BioPak, and share their commitment to help businesses across the hospitality industry and beyond reduce their plastic packaging.

BioPak’s history

When we distribute BioPak, we are contributing to their goal to revolutionise the foodservice industry.

Since BioPak set out 20 years ago to offer compostable foodservice alternatives, they have seen a massive shift in the industry’s sustainability. Initiatives such as the multiple bans on single-use plastic bags across the country and rapid uptake of compostable packaging in cafes, often inspired by programmes like David Attenborough’s Planet Earth and the ABC’s War on Waste, have revolutionised the attitudes of customers towards takeaway packaging.

BioPak is committed to help businesses across the hospitality, beauty, retail sectors, and beyond take steps to reduce their plastic packaging and lower their carbon footprint. We believe that, by working side-by-side, businesses and governments can tackle plastic pollution at the source.

Sustainability Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to achieve a better future for all.

BioPak designs their products in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In September 2015, the UN adopted a plan with 17 goals to achieve a better future for all – laying down a path for the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet.

BioPak’s products, initiatives, and advocacy work align with the following two SDGs:

  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation. BioPak’s use of innovative plant-based compostable materials and our work with our manufacturing partners to build and ethical supply chain meet this goal.

  • Responsible consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. BioPak’s product stewardship and education program to reduce food waste and packaging from landfill align well with this goal. It has led BioPak to start their own compost service in Australia and New Zealand. The company also consults regularly with the UK Government – the UK’s target for every household to have access to domestic organic waste collections by 2023 offers a huge opportunity for compostable packaging.

 

Information from BioPak’s website.

Read about how to calculate your plastic footprint, and what the approaching Earth Overshoot Day means, on our blog.

 

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