The compostable cup you can't compost, and the trouble with our recycling system
You've probably seen BioPak's brown and white containers and coffee cups, embossed with a pale green leaf, at your local single-origin speciality coffee shop. Sold as biodegradable, recyclable and compostable, they are meant to be a pinnacle of sustainability.
One minor problem: their products are very difficult to recycle or compost in Victoria. The company is open about this, although it may surprise consumers.