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. We invest in innovative, sustainable materials, along with the customisation technology required to expand our sustainable packaging range across industries. Worldwide single-use plastic bans are in full effect and will continue to grow. Plastic production, pollution and the very limited recycling infrastructure are front of mind with consumers. At BioPak we continue to support these concerns and develop plastic-free alternatives that offer viable circular economy solutions.
Managing Director UK
A recycled, rapidly renewable resource, that is a by-product from the sugar-refining industry.
Ingeo™ bioplastic is made from plants and reduces CO2 emissions by 80% compared to conventional plastic.
FSC™ Paper & Wood
FSC™ certified paper, sourced from sustainably-managed forests or other controlled sources.
Our Aqueous lining is a unique water-based barrier coating that will be certified home compostable soon.
Raw Material Highlights
New Aqueous BioCups
Our Aqueous cups are manufactured using a unique water-based barrier coating instead of traditional plastic or bioplastic. They are certified industrially compostable to European (EN13432), and will soon be certified home compostable to European (NF T51-800) and Australian (AS5810) standards. They are manufactured using a unique waterproof barrier coating, and while they contain a polymer classified as plastic, we choose to invest in this material as there is continuing and significant R&D to evolve this material to a plastic-free solution.
New Cold Paper Cups and Sugarcane Lids
Designed for cold drinks, our sturdy and versatile cold paper BioCups are coated inside and out with Ingeo™, a bioplastic made from plants, not oil. They have a range of matching, leak-proof lids made from rapidly renewable resources and are certified home compostable (AS5810). Available in a comprehensive range of sizes with cup weights and measures approved for the service of alcohol. They are certified industrially compostable to Australian standards (AS4736) and are permitted for sale in states that have banned plastic cups in their single-use plastic bans.
New Sugarcane Pulp Items
This year, we continue our work with major retailers and their supply chain to research and develop plastic-free packaging alternatives for their fresh food segment. Our tomato punnet developed for Kapiris Bros was recognised with an Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Award (PIDA) from the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), and it is now supermarket giant Woolworth’s recommended standard for tomato punnets. Our oyster tray developed for Blue Harvest also won the prestigious Worldstar Packaging Award this year.
We have continued the expansion of our sugarcane pulp/bagasse takeaway range with new coffee cup and cold cup lids, Chinese Soup Spoon and 4 & 5 Compartment Trays.
Fishbowl is our first customer to use our brand new sugarcane embossing and printing capabilities.
New Paper Items
Our new rectangle paper containers are made from FSC™ certified paper board and lined with a plant-based lining. They are the perfect alternative to plastic takeaway containers for hot and greasy food. We have also released a range of catering trays in the same material.
New Paper Wrapped Retail Range
This range of disposable partyware is housed in paper sleeves and boxes, made from sustainably sourced paper, making the packaging completely plastic-free. The new packaging design features an image of the product printed on the box, allowing the customer to see the packaging without adding a plastic window. Available to consumers in Australia at Woolworths, Aldi and IGA and in New Zealand at Countdown.