BioPak, Australia’s Leading Sustainable Foodservice Packaging Company, Launches in Singapore

BioPak expands to Singapore

Australia’s leading eco-friendly packaging company BioPak has announced its expansion into Singapore offering more sustainable foodservice packaging alternatives to conventional plastic. 

In Singapore, 2019 has been declared the Year of Zero Waste. However, 40% of waste Singaporeans place in the recycling stream ends up in landfill and a third of waste created and disposed of in Singapore comes from packaging (source).

Following the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) announcing that Semakau Landfill will run out of the room by 2035, BioPak CEO Gary Smith commented on the significance of this expansion in combating waste and reducing negative effects on the environment.

“Our packaging is made from plants with all raw materials responsibly sourced and rapidly renewable. This lessens the impact on the environment when compared to conventional plastic packaging made from finite fossil resources,” Mr Smith said.

“We provide alternatives to conventional plastic and polystyrene takeaway packaging using rapidly renewable materials such as bagasse which is certified home compostable – meaning it breaks down without any toxic residue,” says BioPak Singapore Sales Director Jeremy Yeo.

BioPak packaging is designed for a circular economy where there is no waste. The company enters the Singapore market with a range of certified carbon neutral closed-loop packaging solutions made from plants, not conventional plastic.

A number of local businesses have rapidly adopted BioPak’s innovative plant-based packaging including Singapore Zoological Gardens, Bistro House An Li, Hooters, ISS Facility Services, Amici Events & Catering and Allpress Espresso.

BioPak Sustainability Director Richard Fine says “plant-based compostable packaging is the first step towards zero waste with the next step being the introduction of industrial composting to close the loop and address the broader issue of food waste ending up in a landfill.”

BioPak is currently in conversations with a number of partners regarding this infrastructure.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Adrianne Tasker, Marketing Director, BioPak
p: 02 8060 9000 | m: 0422 143 273 | e: adrianne@biopak.com.au

Erin Morris, Strategy Director, Young Folks Digital
m: 0419 596 878 | e: erin@youngfolks.com.au / erin@biopak.com.au

 

About BioPak

BioPak produces more sustainable alternatives to disposable single-use packaging for the foodservice industry, offering compostable packaging solutions made from rapidly renewable, plant-based raw materials.

All BioPak products are carbon neutral – meaning all the carbon emissions associated with the production, transport and disposal of our products has been offset. And all manufacturing facilities are certified to local and international environmental standards.
BioPak designs products for a circular economy – where there is no waste. Products are certified either home or commercially compostable, and this year, in a bid to reduce impact BioPak launched its own Compost Service in Australia and New Zealand – a recycling revolution designed to close the loop, divert waste from landfill, and stop plastic pollution.


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