• BioPak will undergo a “historic expansion” into the HK market in a bid to help the industry switch to sustainable alternatives across the region.
    BioPak will undergo a “historic expansion” into the HK market in a bid to help the industry switch to sustainable alternatives across the region.
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Australian B-Corp and global compostable packaging enterprise, BioPak, will undergo what it is calling a “historic expansion” into the Hong Kong market in an effort to help the industry switch to sustainable alternatives across the region.

With the Hong Kong office and website officially live, the expansion has been timely with the region’s upcoming single-use plastic bans, which will come into effect on 22 April 2024.

BioPak's expansion has been timely with the region’s upcoming single-use plastic bans, which will come into effect on 22 April 2024.
BioPak's expansion has been timely with the region’s upcoming single-use plastic bans, which will come into effect on 22 April 2024.

Gary Smith, CEO of BioPak, said with almost two decades of experience in the compostable packaging industry, the company’s prolific expansion will help in continuing to solidify BioPak’s global position and growth.

“This is a significant milestone for the business and one that I am truly proud of. We have set  our sights on this region for quite a while, with the new plastic bans making it a logical business move to help provide certified compostable packaging to a region in need of our services,” he said.

Smith further commented on the small timeframes and supply concerns, highlighting the unrivalled capabilities of BioPak to help meet demand.

“One of BioPak’s core differences and strengths lies in our ability to scale and produce a range of certified products that can meet the demand of any market,” said Smith.

“We are ready to hit the ground running to help businesses prepare for the effects of next year’s bans – not only in terms of accepted compostable packaging, but also by means of education and resources to help encourage circular solutions.”

According to Brian Mok, BioPak’s Hong Kong sales manager, he was thrilled to be joining such a dynamic and purpose-led team.

“I am beyond excited to be a part of the BioPak community and to head up the Hong Kong office,” he said.

“This is a huge achievement for the company, and I look forward to working with the wider team and our new customers to help us get one step closer to BioPak’s vision towards a world without waste.”

The single-use plastic bans – announced back in October – have continued to cause concerns for many industries throughout Hong Kong, as they now face the task of finding alternative suppliers in the lead up to the new regulations.

BioPak's CEO Gary Smith with HK sales manager Brian Mok.
BioPak's CEO Gary Smith with HK sales manager Brian Mok.

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