BioPak wins Product Stewardship Excellence Award 2022


Sustainability experts at BioPak have been awarded the Product Stewardship Excellence Awards 2022 for Excellence In Emissions Reduction through Product Stewardship.

Announced at The Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence in Sydney, New South Wales, BioPak won the award for their innovative product stewardship initiative Compost Connect. This a not-for-profit initiative and national composting network connecting foodservice businesses and individuals to composters and certified compostable packaging suppliers so that their food waste and compostable packaging can be returned to nutrient soil.

“We take our role and responsibility in championing circular solutions for our products incredibly seriously and are beyond proud to be recognised by The Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence in this area,” says BioPak Founder Richard Fine.

The awards acknowledge achievements across stewardship outcomes for collective schemes and individual businesses, the use of digital technology and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. BioPak was commended for their approach to the design of its compostable packaging and to reducing methane emissions relative to food waste going to landfill, whilst cycling nutrients via compost.

“There is a significant environmental benefit and opportunity to recover and recycle a larger portion of the nearly 900,000 tonnes of organic waste and reduce unnecessary and problematic single-use plastic disposables consumed within the foodservice and hospitality sector, whilst simultaneously recovering and recycling an estimated 17 billion individual single-use foodservice disposables,” says Richard.

“Composting is a scalable solution to our current waste crisis, and we will continue to champion innovation to help fight the war on waste.”

Structured as a collaborative, open, not-for-profit organisation, Compost Connect allows businesses to identify suppliers of certified compostable packaging and connect to organic waste recovery and recycling service providers.

Packaging suppliers and distributors are invited to become members subject to supplying certified compostable packaging and meeting Compost Connect’s eligibility criteria.

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