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MyPak is on mission to develop the most sustainable, quality consistent and value-adding packaging commercially available.

MyPak Packaging is a 100% Australian Owned Company

MyPak's Sustainable Packaging Objectives

Our sustainability objectives can be summarised as by 2020:
1. Reduce to zero our consumption of non-renewable resources (e.g. materials and energy);
2. Reduce to zero our net generation of air emissions in production, transport and use that contribute to air pollution, including ozone layer depletion and global warming;
3. Reduce to zero our generation of waterborne emissions that contribute to pollution of waterways; and
4. Reduce to zero our production of solid waste requiring disposal in landfill.

We believe our manufacturing process, supply chain and paper pulp technology is the most efficient and sustainable packaging commercially available. We are currently collecting evidence and hope to soon have this fact independently verified.

Pulp Paper packaging has the highest recycling rates to any other packaging material:
1. Packaging Paper (including Paper Pulp) - 75%
2. Aluminium Cans - 65%
3. HDPE Milk Bottles - 50%
4. Glass Containers - 45%
5. Steel Cans - 41%
6. PET/Plastic Containers - 32%
7. Liquidpaperboard Cartons - 20%.

A substantial part of packaging materials are not currently recycled, for example flexible plastics and laminates used for food packaging.


China sets carbon target for 2020

China made an important commitment to restraining the rise in its greenhouse gas emissions on Thursday, announcing that it had set a target for reducing its carbon intensity by 40-45 per cent by 2020.

Coming on the eve of the Copenhagen climate change conference, the plan underlines the growing seriousness with which Beijing is treating the climate change debate. China’s foreign ministry also announced that Premier Wen Jiabao would attend the Copenhagen talks.


MyPak Packaging (China Office)

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MyPak's Progress: Our Carbon Footprint

What It Means

People often ask us, “What is a carbon footprint?” Simply put, it is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from an activity. Many activities, such as using electricity, driving, and producing and preparing food, result in greenhouse gas emissions.

When measuring MyPak's carbon footprint, we counted emissions for everything it takes to get MyPak's egg cartons into our consumers' hands — starting at production of our raw materials and all the way through consumption — even when it is outside our control. This is the best possible reflection of our impact on climate change.

Had we only measured the steps we own, we would have included the manufacturing plant and nothing else (MyPak does not use intermediary warehouses). But while this would meet the minimum requirements for measuring a company's carbon footprint, it would not be a true measure of MyPak Packaging's impact. Although it is optional for companies to report emissions from steps outside their control, we consider it necessary so that you can understand the true environmental impact of the products you use.

Our current "Carbon ZERO Programme" progress:

1. All our raw inputs are 100% recycled paper.

2. Drying is the most energy intensive part of manufacturing paper pulp egg cartons. Our cartons are dried by burning 100% renewable wood sources.

3. MyPak's major challenge is to find a 100% renewable energy source to supply electricity in the manufacturing plant (see Green Energy Projects below).

4. MyPak Packaging's technology allows us to produce egg cartons that are 30 grams in weight (50% lighter than 60-70 grams produced by the other packaging companies), and also twice as strong as the other egg cartons on the market place. MyPak egg cartons are designed to protect eggs from impacts on any side of over 25 kg.

5. Packaging is efficiently transported by shipping containers, with no intermediary warehousing. Clients can 100% offset their carbon emissions by electing to "Ship Carbon Neutral" for approximately $7.60 per 40 foot shipping container of 130,000 egg cartons.

6. MyPak has ZERO cartons defective or wasted on egg producer's grading/packaging floor.

7. MyPak egg cartons are designed strong to ensure there are ZERO eggs broken or wasted in the supply chain.

8. MyPak egg cartons are 100% recylable, and certified to higher standards than required by Australian or European Law (BRC/IoP and EC/1935 standards).
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MyPak Packaging - investing in green energy projects

1. To address the growing issue of climate change and energy scarcity, we need to find substitutes to scarce and polluting fossil fuels

2. Wind is low cost and low risk, however it has very limited capacity. Nuclear and solar are the only large energy sources that have the potential to replace our dependency on fossil fuels

3. Nuclear has high costs to build, maintain and manage waste, and is politically sensitive, however it is a relatively proven solution.

4. Creating solar energy using conventional methods will drive increased scarcity of silicon and has significant technological barriers (e.g. storing electricity in hydrogen fuel cells is a very difficult problem)

5. Capturing solar energy using genetically modified algae will take 5 years to research and develop with the right team, however the solution is low cost, scaleable and the algae produces energy efficiently stored in a liquid fuel.

6, Once developed, there are a number of further applications regarding using algae to breakdown waste, clean water and produce synthetics and plastics.

MyPak Packaging is working with Dr Desmond Lun to develop this Solar Energy to Biofuel technology. Desmond's previous experience was as a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and has a PhD from MIT.

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