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Sustainability Report


Hear From Gary Smith,
BioPak CEO

“The past year has seen incredible growth for BioPak as we continue to work closely with our valued partners, customers and the wider community to champion circularity across the globe. In 2024, we’re keeping up the momentum with incredibly ambitious goals, growth plans and activities for the year ahead. Thank you for being a part of our journey – together, we are one step closer to a world without waste.”

Gary Smith

Our Five Pillars Towards a Circular Economy

These five pillars are the foundation of our mission – a world without waste. We’re disrupting the take, make, waste model and leading the way towards a truly circular economy. 

Use rapidly renewable, reclaimed, and plant-based raw materials

Adopt a transparent, responsible and ethical supply chain – always

Look beyond carbon offsets through our Emissions Reduction Plan

Take responsibility for product disposal and end-of-life 

Protect the environment and give back to the community

BioPak By The Numbers

January to December 2023

We use business as a force for good – socially and environmentally. In 2023, we continued supporting our charity existing partners, and together we’ve planted trees and fed those in need. We have also onboarded a new charity, MedEarth, that positively impacts lives in developing countries. Overall, through the BioPak Give Back Fund we have dedicated our time, energy and a total of AUD $4,735,014 since 2012.

23,624 Tonnes
of Plastic Avoided

Choosing more sustainable alternatives to finite fossil-based plastics helps fight plastic pollution

28,765 Trees
Rescued and Planted

Trees planted with Rainforest Rescue, Greenfleet and Ecologi. Trees sequester carbon from the atmosphere. 

148,622 Meals

Feeding people in need with not-for-profit food rescue organisations OzHarvest, KiwiHarvest and Worcester Food Bank. 

133,515 Lives

MedEarth recovers usable medical supplies destined for landfill and redistributes them throughout developing countries.

Powered by Passionate People

We’re powered by industry leaders, who are dedicated to pushing boundaries, driving sustainability, and redefining what’s possible in packaging. With expertise and enthusiasm fuelling every project, we’re committed to creating a more sustainable future, one innovative product at a time.


Dedicated full-time employees, a 26% increase from last year


New staff


of our leadership is female


of the total BioPak workforce is female 

Supported By Game-Changing Businesses

Our positive impact wouldn’t be possible without our loyal customers – we recognise and value every single business that joins forces with us. In 2023, we continued to expand our customer base, welcoming on board game-changing businesses from around the world that are choosing to put the planet first. 

BioPak, A Global Movement

What began as a grassroots initiative in 2006 is now a globally recognised brand, embraced by distributors and customers around the world. We expanded our reach in 2023.

July 2019

United Kingdom
October 2019

United States
January 2022

Hong Kong
December 2023

11 Distribution Centres

The Proof is in Our Client’s Success

Our Commitment Has Been Recognised

We’ve earned several awards across a range of categories, including sustainability, product stewardship and customer service. This shows our commitment to responsible materials and disposal, innovation and quality, as well as exceptional customer support. Here are some of our awards from 2023.

McDonald’s Japan Sustainability Award

BioPak & BioStraws

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World Star Packaging Gold Sustainability Award

Home Compostable Hot & Cold BioCup Lids

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7-11 Sustainability Excellence Award

BioCup Coffee Cups & Plant Fibre Lids 

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Reward Hospitality Best Service Level Award 

BioPak Team

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50 Australian Inventions Changing the World

BioPak Products 

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Financial Review Sustainability Leaders 2023 

BioPak Business

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Raw Materials

This report and the associated sustainability initiatives include statements concerning BioPak's future business expectations, goals, and commitments to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) objectives. It is important to note that these forward-looking statements carry inherent risks and uncertainties. The actual results may deviate from the envisaged outcomes due to various factors, including but not limited to the actions of our suppliers and business partners, the market appetite for certain materials and the availability of end-of-life options. In addition, BioPak relies, either wholly or partially, on publicly available information and data provided by our suppliers and business partners.  Further, our ability to verify such information (whether now, in the past, or in the future) may be limited by the integrity of the underlying data available at the relevant point in time and the status and evolution of global, supranational and national laws, guidelines and regulations in relation to the tracking and provision of such data.