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QSRs Go Green: DoorDash Partners with BioPak for Sustainable Packaging

Today's environmentally conscious society has prompted businesses to focus on sustainability in order to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a greener future. QSRs are no exception; they're striving for eco-friendly alternatives to traditional food packaging.

DoorDash, the popular food delivery service, has taken a significant step in this direction by partnering with BioPak, a leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions. Their partnership is based on a shared vision and the desire to reduce the impact of food packaging on the environment. The goal is to reduce carbon footprint by using more sustainable packaging made from renewable resources that can be composted.

Read more to learn how this innovative collaboration is changing the QSR industry, setting new standards for environmental responsibility and paving the way towards a cleaner, greener planet.

DoorDash and BioPak: A Partnership for a Greener Future

DoorDash has teamed up with BioPak to provide its customers with eco-friendly packaging options, helping them achieve their sustainability targets while maintaining affordability and convenience. To facilitate this partnership, BioPak has designed a custom online ordering portal for DoorDash's customers, featuring DoorDash branding, special pricing, and customised packaging options.

With this new one-stop shop, DoorDash merchants can now create an account using their DoorDash credentials and enjoy exclusive pricing when purchasing sustainable packaging products such as sugarcane containers and paper bags for their takeaway and delivery needs. Moreover, BioPak has collaborated with DoorDash to design custom paper bags that can be easily ordered via the portal, further enhancing the customer experience.

BioPak, a leader in sustainable packaging solutions in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK, and Europe, is on a mission to create a world without waste, where all product design, from raw material to disposal, puts the environment first. As a certified B Corp, BioPak's plant-based, compostable packaging is the perfect solution for DoorDash merchants working to reduce waste and adhere to sustainability standards.

DoorDash and BioPak are both committed to helping QSRs reduce their environmental impact and achieve their sustainability goals in an easy and affordable way.

BioPak CEO Gary Smith says, "The partnership with DoorDash is an important step in our fight to achieve a Zero Waste future. At BioPak, we're committed to disrupting the traditional packaging model and creating compostable solutions that can be adopted by businesses across Australia and APAC, changing consumer behaviours to adopt only circular economy solutions."

Rebecca Burrows, DoorDash's General Manager for Australia, adds that "DoorDash is committed to offering merchants affordable and sustainable packaging solutions while supporting them in their environmental ambitions. With over 30,000 merchants using the DoorDash platform in Australia, we're proud that the partnership will have a huge impact."

This collaboration between DoorDash and BioPak paves the way for a more sustainable future in the QSR industry, encouraging businesses to adopt eco-friendly packaging options and prioritize environmental responsibility.

Sustainably Sourced Paper Bags: The Future of Food Packaging

BioPak's FSC™ Mix certified paper bags are made from responsibly sourced and produced paper, ensuring minimal impact on the environment. These bags are home and industrially compostable and can be recycled if not contaminated by food. The Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) certification guarantees that the paper used in these bags comes from responsibly managed forests, contributing to the preservation of our planet's resources.

BioPak's unlined, FSC™ Mix certified paper bags offer an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional plastic bags. In addition, these bags are durable and strong, making them perfect for carrying meals from QSRs to customers' homes, as their sturdy design ensures durability during transportation.

Being naturally compostable, these bags are suitable for both home and industrial composting and can also be recycled in your normal kerbside recycling if not contaminated with food.

The Environmental Impact of Plastic Bags and the Need for Change

The widespread use of single-use plastic items has led to significant environmental problems, as many of these products cannot be recycled and end up in landfills, waterways, and wildlife habitats. This not only harms the wildlife that ingests our waste, but the depletion of certain species can also have a major, detrimental impact on our ecosystem. The time has come for businesses to move away from plastic bags and embrace sustainable alternatives like BioPak's takeaway paper bags.

In Australia, businesses can receive hefty fines if caught using plastic bags. It is essential for businesses to educate themselves on state single-use plastic bans and make the switch to eco-friendly alternatives to avoid penalties.

Why QSRs Should Choose BioPak's FSC™ Certified Paper Bags

By opting for BioPak's FSC™ certified paper bags, QSRs can significantly reduce their environmental impact and adhere to sustainability standards. As a certified B Corp, BioPak's plant-based, compostable packaging is the perfect solution for QSRs looking to minimize waste and prioritize the environment. Some of the key benefits of choosing these bags include:

  1. Plastic-free: Made from FSC™ certified paper, these bags are responsibly sourced and produced, reducing the strain on our planet's resources.
  2. Compostable and recyclable: These bags can be composted at home or in industrial facilities and can be recycled if not contaminated by food.
  3. Durability: BioPak's paper bags are robust and strong, ensuring that meals are delivered safely and securely.
  4. Style: BioPak's kraft paper bags come in a variety of styles, including twisted, flat, and die-cut handles. These bags feature BioPak branding and environmental messaging, allowing your business to showcase its commitment to sustainability.
  5. Impact: BioPak donates 5% of profits from each sale of their paper carry bags to drive positive change, making their products an even more attractive choice for businesses looking to reduce their environmental impact.
  6. Customisation: BioPak takes personalization to new heights, empowering QSRs to captivate customers and boost brand visibility. With their in-house design team at your service, QSR brands can effortlessly create eye-catching bag artwork that speaks the brand's unique language, absolutely free of charge. And that's not all – BioPak goes the extra mile by eliminating plate fees and generously offering up to 6 months of free storage, making the entire process seamless and cost-effective. 

Embracing Sustainable Packaging Options

The partnership between DoorDash and BioPak, along with the growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions, signals a shift towards a greener future in the QSR industry. BioPak's FSC™ Mix certified paper bags offer an eco-friendly, durable, and customizable alternative to plastic bags, making them the ideal choice for businesses looking to minimize waste and prioritize the environment. By embracing these sustainable packaging options, QSRs can contribute to a cleaner, greener world while continuing to provide top-quality service to their customers.

Take the first step towards a sustainable future – contact BioPak today!

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