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The council leading organics recycling

Tweed Council’s organics processing Tweed Shire Council has seen work commence on their new organics processing facility, which is a step towards their long-term zero-waste commitment. This facility, capable of dealing with nearly 21,000 tonnes of food and garden organics annually, will be linked with the council’s green bin kerbside collection program. It will function as an enclosed composting facility, with features such as 99KW solar power system expected to offset 22% of its power consumption. Rainwater will be captured ...
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Never let a good crisis go to waste

Never let a good crisis go to waste, or so the saying goes. First credited to Winston Churchill, the saying still applies today as businesses look to find opportunity in a disrupted market. COVID-19 as a catalyst The disruption COVID-19 has caused can provide a catalyst for innovation for entrepreneurs and established businesses alike. The way people consume goods and services has changed, giving businesses opportunities to implement changes that were difficult before, but may be easier now. Imagine there ...
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How pet foods are leading sustainability

The pet food industry is going green! Read on for some trends in the pet food market, including exciting news from the UK … Pet food trends In the UK, pet food trends are surprisingly aligned with human trends: 43% of dog owners believe it’s healthier to limit the amount of red meat, and even encourage a plant-based doggy diet. And, just as veganism has seen a rise in popularity, so has sustainability. According to consumer research, goods marketed with ...
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July 1, 2021 – QLD’s single-use plastics ban

A parliamentary committee in Queensland has given the go-ahead for the proposal to ban disposable plastic straws, plates, and cutlery. This means they are one step closer to passing parliament. Wait … what? And when? The legislation, set to be debated in State Parliament this month, would allow any businesses caught selling plastic straws and cutlery after July 1, 2021 to be fined up to $6,672. Schools and healthcare providers, because of their nature, would be exempt from the ban. ...
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Composting to achieve a circular economy

What is composting? Composting is turning organic matter – food, bioplastics – into nutrient-rich soil through the activity of microbial organisms. What is a circular economy? A circular economy is one in which no material is wasted. At the end of an object’s life, it is given back into the production system to create something new. This is usually through composting or recycling. Why a circular economy? Australians produce 67 million tonnes of waste each year, according to the most ...
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3 tips to keep your packaging competitive

The world moves so quickly that it’s easy to get left behind. With advances in technology and customer expectations constantly changing, you need to keep your packaging competitive if you are to retain your business. Update your equipment When you are meeting quotas and everything is running well, it’s easy to become complacent. This is when you might miss out on the technology and innovation that drive your industry. Whether it’s getting takeaway orders delivered in the quality in which ...
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Why you should support B Corps

‘Business as usual’ is not an option anymore. Recent local and global environmental destruction has made that clear. We need to create a new business model for our economy. The B Corp movement has pioneered a new way of doing business, which requires increased stewardship and balances profit with purpose. B Corps – like BioPak – believe in using business as a force for good. What are certified B Corporations? Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are businesses that meet ...
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Zero Waste Week is approaching

Zero Waste Week is approaching! This global event occurs in the first full week of September, which this year is September 6-12. Zero Waste Week has been held since 2008, and now has over 50 million participants worldwide. Australia-wide recycling tips To prepare for Zero-Waste Week, here are some handy places you can go, no matter where you are in Australia, to recycle used items and products that many people think can’t be recycled. It’s not an exhaustive list, but ...
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Together for a better future

BioPak CEO, Gary Smith, explains how collaboration forms the blueprint for doing business for the future, in the food packaging business. BioPak’s mission BioPak has a mission to bring the most sustainable, environmentally friendly packaging to the world. Their innovative designs are made from sustainably sourced and rapidly renewable materials that are certified carbon neutral and compostable. BioPak continually invests in technology and material innovations, achieves best-practice industry standards as a minimum, and believes in a business model that balances ...
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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 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 ...
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