BioPak fights the war on waste with compostable packaging

Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s War on Waste has thrust Australia’s waste management crisis further into the spotlight, lifting the lid on the volume of food and organic waste that ends up in landfill. According to the episode that aired on 7 August, 60 per cent of household waste ends up in landfill. Media attention has influenced a rise in cup-only collections, but BioPak says this is a temporary fix to Australia’s waste problem.
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The Coffee Club and Starbucks to discount reusable coffee cups

In a stand against waste, this week it was announced that The Coffee Club and Starbucks Australia, two leading coffee chains, will offer a 50-cent discount incentive on hot beverage purchases when customers bring their own re-usable cups into store. The Coffee Club’s franchisee commitment will be offered in all The Coffee Club stores across Australia effective immediately, and has the potential to save Australian up to $130 a yearaccording to The Coffee Club press statement. In the wake of consumer demand for businesses to reduce waste, The Coffee Club has offered “Karma Cup” refills for many years and now wants to extend the environmentally friendly option for customers to also bring in their own reusable cup. The initiative hopes to make a difference to the estimated one million disposable coffee cups dumped in Australian landfill every year.
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