BioPak Aqueous coffee cups awarded home compostable certification


Australian sustainable packaging company BioPak has announced the certification of its Aqueous coffee cups as home compostable to Australian standards (AS5810).

According to BioPak, this breakthrough technology is a game-changer in the world of disposable paper cups, offering an eco-friendly alternative that is food safe, odorless and can be disposed of in a compost bin.

Aqueous is a technology that utilises a unique water-based dispersion coating, which is applied like paint and absorbed into the paper fibres of the cup. This process significantly reduces the amount of material needed while still providing the same leak and grease-proof benefits as other coatings like traditional polyethylene.

“Aqueous currently represents the gold standard for lining solutions on the market, but our unwavering commitment to innovation means that we are already working on new and exciting developments to be released within the year,” says BioPak CEO Gary Smith.

Aqueous BioCups are currently available in single and double wall in stone colour. BioPak has launched new black cups in both single and double wall cup options in 120 millilitre to 510 millilitre sizes. In the coming months BioPak will be transitioning all its BioCups colour ranges across to the new water-based coating technology.

Gary encourages consumers to pair these cups with their plastic-free plant fibre lids, made from at least 70 per cent recycled plant fibre and certified home compostable (AS5810).

“We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers a fully home compostable cup solution that is both functional and visually appealing. With the release of our new Black Aqueous Cups, we are confident that we are providing a solution that meets the needs of our customers while promoting sustainability,” says Gary.

For more information, visit the BioPak website.

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