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BioBag leads Australian manufacturing of plastic alternatives

South Australia’s ‘Global Leadership Program on the Circular Economy’ profiled BioBag when it welcomed international delegates to Adelaide in July 2019 and February 2020. SA is leading the way for recycling innovation and local businesses like BioBag are helping earn its reputation as a manufacturing hub for sustainable products.

Launched in February 2019 by South Australia’s Environment Minister David Speirs, our Adelaide manufacturing plant is now producing single use plastic alternatives. In Australia and abroad, the conversation about plastics highlights the incredible amount of single use plastic we use and, even worse, the amount of this plastic finding its way into the environment.

BioBags are becoming as functional as traditional plastic polyethylene and with access to the leading corn-starch based Mater-Bi resin, BioBag can now manufacture on Australian shores.

Manufacturing locally has given us more flexibility to customise compostable solutions for 8 litre rolls, produce rolls, mailing satchels, agricultural mulch film and coffee knock tube liners.

8 Litre BioBags

Local production of our 8 litre rolls will ensure a steady, locally made supply for councils to provide residents for lining kitchen caddies and collecting food waste.

The 8 litre rolls are also popular with anyone who wants to take their own bags to the shops to buy fresh bread and produce. After shopping, they can be used at home to store food and collect scraps, then composted with food waste.

Produce Rolls

BioBag produce rolls are replacing plastic in SouthAustralia’s leading fruit and vegetable retailers via Market Fresh SA. Surveyed

customers said they would be willing to pay up to 5c more for a compostable produce bag at their local store. Adelaide’s City of Holdfast Bay trialled distributing compostable bags in supermarkets to be used with the dual purpose of collecting household food waste. The trial resulted in 117 percent more food being diverted from landfill to green organics recycling bins – the equivalent of 0.48kg more per household per week.

Mailing Satchels

Manufacturing locally means we can now make our own mailing satchels for online orders.

Not yet available for individual sale, these fully compostable satchels can be used to collect food scraps then put into your compost bin or green waste bin.

BioAgri Mulch Film

Our new, Australian-made agricultural film makes work easier for farmers because it breaks down into organic matter that can be ploughed into the soil at the end of a crop growing cycle. Plastic mulch film needs to be removed which is costly and time consuming.

Certified to the same standard as BioBags supplied to residents through a growing number of metropolitan councils, BioAgri leaves no toxic residues.

Good for certified organic farming, BioAgri is an an efficient alternative that can be laid with the same equipment used for traditional plastic.

Advantages for farmers include increased soil temperatures, faster germination and cultivation cycles, long-term nutritious soil and reduced water consumption. BioAgri eliminates or reduces the need for herbicides and pesticides, and keeps fertilisers and nutrients closer to the plants. It also prevents fruits and vegetables from coming into direct contact with the soil.

Coffee Knock Tube Liners

We are now supplying locally made coffee knock tube liners for the hospitality industry to divert coffee grinds from landfill.

The liners make it easy to transport coffee grinds with food scraps to compost bins and green bins where they can be recycled into nutrient rich soil fertiliser.

Using compostable liners in any kitchen environment can significantly improve diversion of food waste from landfill to recycling.

Endless Solutions

The opportunities to provide plastic alternatives are endless because we can now customise compostable films for any purpose. We’ll update you with new products as we make them and please contact us if you know of an opportunity to replace plastic with compostable in your area.

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