Sustainability at BioPak
The raw materials choice is a critical part of the circular economy – that is why we choose rapidly renewable, reclaimed plant-based raw materials as alternatives to regular plastic. Our products are designed to turn into compost, a new valuable and locally produced resource, at the end of their useful life.
We act as industry stewards to enable our customers to dispose of our products responsibly, in the most environmentally friendly way. Producer responsibility is a critical part in a global shift towards a circular economy, we have been working with the government, our customers and the waste industry to drive change. In 2018, we launched the BioPak Compost Service.
We are committed to purchasing carbon credits to compensate for the unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions created through the production, transportation and disposal of our products.
Facilities certifications are one of the important factors in our partner selection process. Our production partner facilities are certified to internationally recognised ISO 14000 Environmental Management Standard – or are in the process of applying for certification.
BioPak is committed to adopt and promote best practices aligned with the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, Profit. In addition, we are certified carbon neutral, a certified B Corp and donate 5% of profits to environmental restoration initiatives and community programs. Since 2012, we have donated in access of $2 million and planted 22,777 trees.
A Simple Switch Makes a Big Difference
An average cafe switching to BIoCups, sugarcane trays and wooden cutlery can make a big difference by choosing carbon neutral compostable BioPak alternatives to regular plastic.
In one year the cafe will:
OFFSET 15 TONNES OF CARBON
That’s equivalent to driving a new car around the circumference of the world.
AVOID 5 TONNES OF PLASTIC
And the 4,900 litres of crude oil used to make it.
BONUS! DIVERT YOUR PACKAGING LANDFILL AND COMPOST IT INSTEAD
Create 4 tonnes of compost. That’s 280 bags of compost!
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