What is a circular economy?
A circular economy is one where any waste generated is fed back into the system as new products. A circular economy is one where no net waste is produced – end-of-life materials are recycled back into new products.
Why a circular economy?
Most coffee cups used are not recycled, instead going to landfill. Australians use more than 1.2 billion paper hot cups every year, but most aren’t recycled and end up in landfill, along with tonnes of other takeaway packaging. This is because paper coated with plastic is difficult to recycle, and food residues also contaminate the paper recycle stream.
BioCups are made from sugarcane pulp and Ingeo, a plant-based 'plastic' lining. We have a solution. BioPak packaging can be composted along with food residue. Instead of traditional, oil-based plastic lining, BioCups are lined with Ingeo, a plant-based bioplastic which has a carbon footprint 72% less than conventional plastics. BioCups are made from sugarcane pulp, a rapidly renewable resource which is in fact a waste by-product of the sugar refining industry. With their innovative products, BioPak hopes to create a circular economy. And you can help. Information taken from the BioPak website: you can watch the video here. For more information on how BioPak is fighting plastic waste, check out this article on our blog. Planet Friendly Packaging wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year, and thanks you for your support in 2019. Post by Tallis Baker. Planet Friendly Packaging acknowledges the traditional custodians on whose land we work.