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About Us

WELCOME TO SYMBIOPAK

WHAT IS SYMBIOPAK

symbiosis
/ˌsɪmbɪˈəʊsɪs,ˌsɪmbʌɪˈəʊsɪs/
noun

BIOLOGY
noun: symbiosis
 

interaction and relationship between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both.

That’s why it’s our mission to produce the most sustainable, environmentally friendly packaging on the market. We champion compostable packaging and we’re focussed on reducing tree-based paper and fossil fuel-based plastic used in foodservice ware by offering an eco-friendly alternative.

GOOD FOR BUSINESS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Our foodservice disposables are designed and manufactured to provide an affordable, hygienic, and aesthetically pleasing solution so your customers can enjoy food on the go, without any negative impact on the environment.

Plus, with sustainability and eco-conscious living fast-gaining popularity among consumers, our sustainable packaging solutions are good for business, too.

FOOD PACKAGING THAT DOESN’T COST THE EARTH
 

We offer sustainable food packaging supplies made from plants, not oil, for businesses who, like us, want to preserve and protect the environment for current and future generations.

With a wide and varied range of products – from coffee cups and cold drink cups, to plates, bowls and trays, napkins, bags and more – so, whatever you’re serving, we’ve got an eco-friendly food packaging solution for it.

EFFICIENT AND CARBON NEUTRAL MANUFACTURING

As the first packaging company in Australia and New Zealand to become carbon neutral, we strive to minimise any negative impacts our business has on the environment. Sustainable and responsible manufacturing is at the core of what we do, that’s why our production facilities are certified to ISO environmental, quality and food safety standards.

PROMOTE YOUR BRAND WITH CUSTOM DESIGNS
 

Add your own branding or custom designs to our packaging. We offer a free artwork design service so your packaging will look as good as the food in it.

You won’t have to worry about upfront costs either, our pay-as-you-use model means you can simply order and pay when you need it. Plus, we offer free storage for up to three months. Conditions apply.

SUSTAINABLE SINGLE-USE PACKAGING

When you’re running a food business, single-use packaging can be unavoidable but, we can help reduce the negative impact on the environment. As well as being manufactured in an eco-friendly way, and commercially compostable and recyclable, BioPak single-use packaging has a host of other benefits, like guilt-free convenience. Plus, single-use packaging improves sanitation and reduces the spread of infectious diseases. It also saves the water and energy required to sanitise reusables, and eliminates the need for cleaning labour.

WE CONCEIVE, DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

We use rapidly renewable sustainably sourced materials that are non-toxic throughout their lifecycle for our packaging products. Our products are certified carbon neutral and after use, can be either recycled, commercially and/or home composted.

Each of our production facilities is selected based on their ongoing commitment to reduce the environmental impact of their operations along with their willingness and ability to innovate. Production facilities are certified to ISO14001 environmental standards; this ensures the production facilities implement processes and procedures to protect the local environment in which they operate.

SUGARCANE

Sugarcane pulp packaging is made from the pulp of the sugarcane plant, and is extremely durable, lightweight, inexpensive, and biodegrades in 30-90 days once exposed to composting conditions. It has no taste, odour or harmful additives and can be both heated up or frozen. This makes it an ideal alternative to traditional polystyrene meal packaging. And they are certified home compostable to Australian AS5810 standards! This gives you the option of diverting organic waste from the landfill. Our sugarcane pulp production facility is in China, and makes our takeaway containers, clamshells, plates, trays and bowls. The facility is certified to ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems. All our products are carbon neutral.

BAGASSE RANGE

Bagasse is more commonly known as Sugarcane pulp, is an abundant and rapidly renewable resource that with a number of features that make it  an ideal material for foodservice disposables. It is a by-product of the sugar refining industry, transforming an output that is currently considered waste into a valuable input for another process providing significant environmental benefits.

5 tonnes of wood are needed to produce 1 tonne of pulp for paper, but only 1.5 tonnes of sugarcane pulp are needed to produce the same amount.

Sugarcane pulp is sterilised and sanitised and conforms to FDA administration guidelines. Our range of clamshells, takeaway containers, plates, bowls and trays are made from this material.

SUGARCANE

Sugarcane pulp packaging is made from the pulp of the sugarcane plant, and is extremely durable, lightweight, inexpensive, and biodegrades in 30-90 days once exposed to composting conditions. It has no taste, odour or harmful additives and can be both heated up or frozen. This makes it an ideal alternative to traditional polystyrene meal packaging. And they are certified home compostable to Australian AS5810 standards! This gives you the option of diverting organic waste from the landfill. Our sugarcane pulp production facility is in China, and makes our takeaway containers, clamshells, plates, trays and bowls. The facility is certified to ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems. All our products are carbon neutral.

PAPER

With so many packaging products made from paper, it’s important to ensure our forests are not irreparably damaged in the creation of paper-based packaging. We take great care selecting paper suppliers that have proven sustainable practices. Well-managed forests support environmentally sound forestry, helping to preserve valuable resources for future generations. All our paper products are made from Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) bleached fibre. We do not use elemental chlorine gas during the paper bleaching process and this prevents the formation of dioxins and carcinogens.

PAPER CUPS, BOWLS & CHIP CUPS

Our Taiwan production facility is the third largest paper cup producer in the world outside the USA and pioneered the development of compostable cups and lids. The facility is certified to ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems – and uses electricity generated from renewable hydro power.

BioCups, BioBowls and Chip BioCups are made from paper sourced from managed plantations and coated with Ingeo™ – a commercially compostable bioplastic made from plants, not oil. We use a heavy gauge, premium grade board to produce the highest quality cups. We only use soy, water-based inks.

They are the only products of their kind certitfied commerically compostable to Australian standards (AS4736) in Australia and New Zealand. We continue to hold the commercial compost certifications to European and US standards. The Australian test includes a worm toxicity assement that is unique to this side of the world.

BIOCUP LIDS
 

We use bioplastic lids and like the cups and bowls they are the only lids in Australia and New Zealand that are certified commercially compostable to AS4736 Australian standards.

SYMBIO GIVE BACK

As a socially and environmentally responsible business, and a certified B Corporation, we have an obligation to preserve and protect the environment and to give back and support the communities in which we operate.

So, when you purchase your packaging from BioPak, you can trust that we’re giving back by donating 7.5 percent of our profits, as well contributing our time and energy to make a positive difference and accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

DELIVERY

FAST, FREE DELIVERY SO YOU NEVER RUN OUT OF STOCK

We know that when you’re running a food business, running out of packaging is not an option. Our cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform utilises accurate, real-time data across all products at all locations throughout Australia and New Zealand. We monitor and analyse trends in demand to ensure we always have at least one month’s worth of your stock, guaranteeing you’ll never run out.

We also know how important it is to receive your orders in full, and on time, so we dispatch all orders on the same day they are received, with free same day delivery to metro areas and BioPak subsidised freight to remote locations.

We know how important it is to maintain sufficient inventory and we always ensure you get your orders without delay. All orders are dispatched on the same day they are received. From our warehouse locations across Australia and New Zealand, we offer free freight to most metro areas and BioPak subsidised freight to remote locations. Conditions apply, please call us for more information.

FREE FREIGHT AND PROMPT DELIVERY
  • Free freight applies to orders of four or more cartons in many metro areas throughout Australia. (Napkins and wooden cutlery cartons are considered half a carton)
  • If you are not in a free freight area, BioPak will pay between 50-60% of the freight costs
  • Same day delivery service in metro areas for carton orders (1-19 cartons) placed before 10am for NSW. For more information about deliveries in different states, please refer to the tabs on the right-hand side
  • Same day delivery service in metro areas for pallet orders (20+ cartons) placed before 10am for NSW / SA. For more information about deliveries in different states, please refer to the tabs on the right-hand side
  • Next day delivery in metro areas for orders placed before 2pm in QLD / VIC / WA. 
  • Same day dispatch in non-metro areas for carton orders (1-19 cartons) placed before 10am for NSW / ACT / VIC / WA / TAS and before 12pm for QLD / SA. For more information about deliveries in different states, please refer to the tabs on the right-hand side
  • Same day dispatch in non-metro areas for pallet orders (20+ cartons) placed before 10am for NSW / ACT / VIC / SA / WA / NT / TAS and 12pm for QLD. For more information about deliveries in different states, please refer to the tabs on the right-hand side
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