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  • I have a large amount of BioPak’s compostable packaging from a once-off occasion. Where can I get it composted?

    Once-off event collection

    The BioPak Compost Service can provide once-off event collections in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane if you have at least 2 wheelie bins full of organic waste and BioPak compostable packaging to be collected. Email compost@biopak.com to speak with our compost team about your requirements.

    Home composting

    Much of the BioPak range is certified home compostable to the Australian AS5810 compost standard. This means it will break down in standard home compost conditions in 12 weeks. Home compostable ranges include BioBags, BioBoard, BioCane, BioCutlery and BioNapkins.

    Residential FOGO bin

    BioPak's long-term goal is to have council Food Organics and Garden Organics, or 'FOGO' bins, that accept compostable packaging available for residents nationally and beyond. Local councils in Hobart and Adelaide are leading the way and already offering FOGO bins that accept compostable packaging to all residents. We are actively working with government and industry to push for this to happen. You can help by starting up a local petition for FOGO bins that accept compostable packaging in your area.

    Public drop off

    We have a drop-off point in Sydney for large volumes of compostable packaging – email compost@biopak.com for details on pricing and logistics. We are looking to develop a network of public drop off points for compostable packaging. There are significant challenges with contamination but we are actively working on solutions and hope to offer this solution this year.

    General waste bin

    You may have to put the compostable packaging in your general waste bin for now – but it is still a significantly better option than conventional plastics made from oil. Our products are made from rapidly renewable plant materials and are certified carbon neutral. This means that the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production, transport and disposal of our products have been independently assessed and offset by investing in infrastructure and activities that offset carbon emissions.

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