Represented by Lea Maguero, Sustainability Manager
How does your organisation address climate change?
BioPak has been carbon neutral since 2011. It means that we offset the greenhouse gas emitted by our products life cycle and our operations by investing in projects that reduce or sequestrate Co2 emissions. We are also currently working with our supply chain to reduce our footprint by using renewable energy in the manufacturing process.
BioPak donates 1% of its profits to Rainforest Rescue, a not-for-profit organisation that has been protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally through planting, maintenance and restoration programs.
Our Compost Service, launched in 2017, has allowed hundreds or customers to access organic waste collections, diverting thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill and avoiding methane emissions. The waste is being turned into nutrient-rich compost, a versatile new resource that helps improve soil quality and resistance to droughts.
Our commitment is to reduce further our carbon footprint and scale up our compost service, allowing us to eventually become "carbon negative".
We are planning on turning our Compost Service into an open, not-for-profit organisation, the “Compost Network”.
The Compost Network will allow businesses to identify suppliers of certified compostable packaging and access a sustainable end-of-life option. It is an organic recycling initiative and online platform that provides businesses with access to products, services and information that allows them to participate in a circular and regenerative system by diverting waste from landfill and converting it into nutrient-rich compost. There is a significant opportunity to capture and recycle a larger portion of the nearly 900,000 tonnes of organic waste generated by the foodservice and hospitality sector whilst simultaneously recovering and recycling an estimated 10 billion individual single-use foodservice disposables.
What is your organisation doing to create a better future?
- Expanding our existing compost service
- Reducing further our carbon footprint
- Phasing out conventional plastics in our products and operations