• Craig Reucassel with a compostable plant-based bioplastic BioCup at Kiama High School canteen.  Image sourced from ABC War On Waste Season 2 episode 3.
    Craig Reucassel with a compostable plant-based bioplastic BioCup at Kiama High School canteen. Image sourced from ABC War On Waste Season 2 episode 3.
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Compostable drink cups from BioPak featured in the ABC’s War on Waste program on Tuesday night as a method for reducing waste to landfill.

BioPak is an Australian company that supplies plant-based packaging, including the BioCup, that is fully compostable and made from sustainable, renewable sources. Coupled with BioPak’s composting service, this reduces the amount of waste sent to the tip each year, as well as the associated greenhouse gases from decomposition.

According to Gary Smith, CEO of BioPak, the service has already diverted 90 tonnes of waste from landfill across 1300 suburbs in Australia and New Zealand in its first six months of operation.

“BioPak’s mission and ongoing efforts are based on the reduction of the negative environmental impact of single-use disposable foodservice packaging, and to lead the industry in producing packaging based on the principles of a circular economy.”

Hosted by Craig Reucassel (pictured above with a compostable BioCup), a segment of the War on Waste program visited Kiama High School to learn about its introduction of BioPak packaging into the school canteen.

“We are pleased that the War On Waste is exposing Australia’s waste management crisis to the masses, and are thrilled to see commercial composting, and our compostable BioCups, featured as a viable solution for diverting waste from landfill,” said Smith.

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