We use rapidly renewable sustainably sourced materials that are non-toxic throughout their lifecycle for our packaging products. Our products are certified carbon neutral and after use, can be either recycled, commercially and/or home composted.
Each of our production facilities is selected based on their ongoing commitment to reduce the environmental impact of their operations along with their willingness and ability to innovate. Production facilities are certified to ISO14001 environmental standards; this ensures the production facilities implement processes and procedures to protect the local environment in which they operate.
With so many packaging products made from paper, it’s important to ensure our forests are not irreparably damaged in the creation of paper-based packaging. We we take great care selecting paper suppliers that have proven sustainable practices. Well-managed forests support environmentally sound forestry, helping to preserve valuable resources for future generations. All our paper products are made from Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) bleached fibre. We do not use elemental chlorine gas during the paper bleaching process and this prevents the formation of dioxins and carcinogens.
Our Taiwan production facility is the third largest paper cup producer in the world outside the USA and pioneered the development of compostable cups and lids. The facility is certified to ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems – and uses electricity generated from renewable hydro power.
BioCups, BioBowls and Chip BioCups are made from paper sourced from managed plantations and coated with Ingeo™ – a commercially compostable bioplastic made from plants, not oil. We use a heavy gauge, premium grade board to produce the highest quality cups. We only use soy, water-based inks.
They are the only products of their kind certitfied commerically compostable to Australian standards (AS4736) in Australia and New Zealand. We continue to hold the commercial compost certifications to European and US standards. The Australian test includes a worm toxicity assement that is unique to this side of the world.
We use bioplastic lids and like the cups and bowls they are the only lids in Australia and New Zealand that are certified commercially compostable to AS4736 Australian standards.
Our sustainably-sourced paperboard BioBoard range includes chip cups, boxes and trays, noodle boxes, lunch boxes, and sandwich wedges. We choose FSC® certified paper and our production facility is certified to ISO 14000 – Environmental Management Systems.
BioBoard Boxes and Trays are 100% paper, with no lining. This means they are home compostable.
Our chip cups, noodle boxes, lunch boxes, and sandwich wedges use bioplastic for the waterproof linings and windows. We use Ingeo™, a plant-based bioplastic made by industry leader Natureworks in the USA. Bioplastics are currently produced using abundant, rapidly renewable and cost effective plant resources. The next generation will utilise non-agricultural feedstocks such as algae, bacteria, carbon dioxide and methane gas, further reducing the environmental impact of these materials.
These products are compostable in a commercial facility.
BioNapkins are the better and environmentally friendly option – they are made with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certified pulp. Our napkin facility specialises in manufacturing napkins made from this material and it is one of the largest China-based manufacturers of paper products.
We use FSC® certified mixed pulp for all our napkins, ensuring that they are manufactured from materials sourced from sustainably-managed forests, with a 50% mix of recycled content, which means the timber or fibre in the product is a mixture of some/all of the following; Timber or fibre from an FSC-certified forest, reclaimed timber or fibre or timber and timbre from other controlled sources.
Our napkins can be composted in home compost as they are 100% paper.
Not all paper straws are created equal some feature a plastic lining, which means they end up in landfill instead of recycling or compost, and others are made from virgin pulp instead of sustainably sourced FSC® certified paper. We do not use any coating on our straws.
Our paper straws are made from FSC® certified paper sourced from managed plantations, our straws are 100 percent carbon neutral. Plus, as a paper product, they can be disposed of in home composting systems, or co-mingle recycling bins.
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Our cup trays are made from 100 percent post consumer recycled paper pulp. Available in two and four compartment configurations, these trays are sturdy and, unlike cardboard, do not require assembly.
They are accepted in the paper recycling and home compostable as they are 100 percent paper.
Conventional single-use cold cups like plastic drinking cups and cutlery, are made from fossil fuels. After a short useful life of approximately 20 minutes, conventional disposable foodservice items will most likely end up in landfill where it will take decades to breakdown, releasing greenhouse gases in the process. We offer a range of more sustainable alternative cold cups and bowls, cutlery and bags made from bioplastic – an innovative plant-based plastic Just like traditional plastic cups with lids, are clear cups and bowls are perfectly clear and sturdy, performing excellently when serving cold food and drinks. Bioplastic is compostable in a commercial facility. Plus, the carbon footprint of producing bioplastic is up to 75 percent smaller than conventional plastics such as PET.
Our clear BioCups and BioBowls are made from Ingeo™, a plant-based bioplastic made by industry leader Natureworks in the USA. Bioplastics are currently produced using abundant, rapidly renewable and cost effective plant resources. The next generation will utilise non-agricultural feedstocks such as algae, bacteria, carbon dioxide and methane gas, further reducing the environmental impact of these materials.
These containers are heat sensitive and must be stored out of direct sun, away from any heat sources and kept below 35°C.
They are manufactured in Taiwan in a factory certified to ISO 14001 in Environmental Management Systems. The factory has implemented a number of environmental initiatives to reduce their environmental impact. These include the use of energy-efficient LED lighting throughout the facility, the most energy-efficient air compressors and real-time energy monitoring.
These cups and bowls are the only products of their kind certified to AS4736 Australian commercial compost standards in Australia and New Zealand.
Technically, PLA bioplastics can be chemically recycled, but they currently represent only a small fraction of the plastic waste stream and as such it's not yet commercially viable to do so. The fact that no recycling facilities currently accept PLA in Australia and New Zealand does not mean that this material should not be used. Rather we should persevere and educate business owners and consumers on the benefits and help grow and support the recycling infrastructure until it becomes commercially viable.
Our bioplastic BioCutlery range includes two more eco-freindly bioplastic options. One made of 100% CPLA bioplastic and the other, a more cost-effective, PSM bioplastic, made of a blend of 70% starch bioplastic and 30% Polypropylene. We use Revode bioplastic for our bioplastic produced from a rapidly renewable starch sourced from plants.
Our production facility in China specialises in bioplastic cutlery and is one of the largest China-based manufacturers of compostable products. The factory is certified to ISO-9001 Quality Management Systems and ISO-14001 Environmental Management Systems. All our products are carbon neutral.
The 100% bioplastic option is certified compostable in a commercial facility which will biodegrade completely in a commecial compost facility within 120 days.
Our PSM BioCutlery is not compostable or recycable.
ISO14001: Environmental Management Systems
ISO9001: Quality Management Systems
ISO22000: Food Safety Management Systems
AS4736: Australian Commercial Compostable Certified
Our BioPlastic Bags are made from Ecopond®, a synthetic compostable bioplastic combined with plant-starch – certified home compostable to European and Australian Standards (AS5810), and commercially compostable to Australian Standards (AS4736). That means these bags are accepted wherever there are municipal organic waste collection services. If the bags do end up in the environment, they will biodegrade more rapidly than conventional plastic bags. They enable the diversion of organic waste from landfill and are ideal for the collection of scraps.
Our China-based production facility is Asia's largest producer of modified plastics. They invest heavily in R&D and are a major innovator in the industry, with more than 100 plastics experts, including over 40 PhD degree holders and two material specialists. The facility is certified to ISO 14001 Environmental Management standards. All our products are certified carbon neutral.
Home Compostable AS5810
Commercially Compostable AS4736
Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001
Quality Management Systems ISO 9001
Sugarcane pulp packaging is made from the pulp of the sugarcane plant, and is extremely durable, lightweight, inexpensive, and biodegrades in 30-90 days once exposed to composting conditions. It has no taste, odour or harmful additives and can be both heated up or frozen. This makes it an ideal alternative to traditional polystyrene meal packaging. And they are certified home compostable to Australian AS5810 standards! This gives you the option of diverting organic waste from the landfill. Our sugarcane pulp production facility is in China, and makes our takeaway containers, clamshells, plates, trays and bowls. The facility is certified to ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems. All our products are carbon neutral.
Bagasse is more commonly known as Sugarcane pulp, is an abundant and rapidly renewable resource that with a number of features that make it an ideal material for foodservice disposables. It is a by-product of the sugar refining industry, transforming an output that is currently considered waste into a valuable input for another process providing significant environmental benefits.
5 tonnes of wood are needed to produce 1 tonne of pulp for paper, but only 1.5 tonnes of sugarcane pulp are needed to produce the same amount.
Sugarcane pulp is sterilised and sanitised and conforms to FDA administration guidelines. Our range of clamshells, takeaway containers, plates, bowls and trays are made from this material.
Our Wooden BioCutlery is made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified Birchwood. FSC is the industry benchmark for sustainably managed wood and wooden products. The factory has ISO-9001 Quality Management System and Food Safety ISO 22000 certifications. All our products are carbon neutral.
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification is the industry benchmark for sustainably managed wood and wooden products. The FSC® is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organisation established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.
Well-managed forests provide clean air and water, maintain soil quality, preserve biodiversity and habitats, and sequester CO2, among many other ecosystem services. At BioPak we are committed to only using certified raw materials from responsible sources, and our wooden cutlery range has 100% FSC® certification, ensuring that they are manufactured from materials sourced from sustainably-managed forests.
We support environmentally sound forestry, helping to preserve valuable resources for future generations. Well-managed forests provide clean air and water, maintain soil quality, preserve biodiversity and habitats, and sequester CO2, among many other ecosystem services.
Made from wood, they will biodegrade and will not pollute or damage the environment and are compostable in a home compost.
ISO9001: Quality Management Systems
ISO22000: Food Safety Management Systems
SA8000: Social Certification Standard
FSC® Chain of Custody