This document outlines Cassava Bags Australia's commitment to ethical practices, environmental responsibility, and sustainable manufacturing. It covers various aspects of our business operations, including manufacturing capacities, modern-day slavery prevention, CO2 emissions reduction, waste management, our brand and distribution, materials and manufacturing processes, offsetting CO2 emissions through partnership, and a concluding summary of key points.
Cassava Bags Australia Manufacturing Capabilities
We take pride in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and capabilities at Cassava Bags Australia. Our manufacturing process is built on innovation and sustainability. Key highlights include:
- Utilisation of cassava-based bio-resin: Our unique formulation combines cassava starch and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) to create bags entirely free from traditional plastics.
- Cutting-edge technology: Our manufacturing process ensures that our products are biodegradable, breaking down naturally into non-toxic substances.
- Manufacturing certificate: We possess certifications that guarantees the absence of plastics in our cassava bag production, aligning with our commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices.
Anti-Modern Day Slavery
Ethical Practices and Labor Rights
Cassava Bags Australia's commitment to ethical practices and labour rights is unwavering. We adhere to all applicable laws and regulations, including the Fair Work Act and international standards set by the International Labour Organisation. Our commitment extends beyond compliance and encompasses corporate social responsibility, prioritising fair and safe working conditions, competitive compensation, reasonable working hours, and comprehensive leave entitlements.
Preventing Modern-Day Slavery
To ensure there is no involvement with modern-day slavery in our supply chain, we take proactive measures, including:
- Supplier audits and assessments: Regular evaluations of suppliers' labour practices.
- Supplier code of conduct: Clear guidelines prohibiting forced or child labour.
- Due diligence: Ongoing monitoring to identify and address potential red flags related to labour practices in selecting and assessing suppliers.
Significance of Tracking and Reducing Emissions
Tracking and reducing emissions play a crucial role in environmental sustainability. Carbon emissions, particularly greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2), contribute to climate change, extreme weather events, and human health risks. By tracking and reducing emissions, Cassava Bags Australia aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, contributes to climate action, and supports responsible business practices.
Environmental Position and Waste Management
Cassava Bags Australia's Approach
We are committed to environmental responsibility and sustainability through our cassava bags. Our products align with several SDGs, including Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12), Life Below Water (SDG 14), Life on Land (SDG 15), and Climate Action (SDG 13). Our bags are made from cassava starch, a renewable and biodegradable material with a lower carbon footprint than traditional plastics.
Waste Management Initiatives
Our waste management initiatives include:
- Optimised waste collection: Efficient routes and schedules to maximise resource utilisation.
- Compostables programs: Diverting compostable materials from landfills.
- Advanced waste sorting: Enhanced separation of different waste types.
- Public education programs: Raising awareness about proper waste disposal and recycling.
- Waste-to-energy technologies: Contributing to sustainable energy production
Cassava Bags Australia Brand and Distribution
Brand Mission and Features
Cassava Bags Australia is committed to revolutionising single-use plastics with our plant-based bio-resin. Our products replicate the properties of traditional plastic but are 100% biodegradable and compostable. They dissolve safely in water or can be composted, leaving no toxins or micro plastics behind. We offer a wide range of products, including bags, reusable water-resistant bags, and disposable cups with lids.
Distribution Channels and Target Markets
We collaborate with various companies, including healthcare leaders like BUPA and packaging experts like Bee Dee Bags. Our goal extends beyond borders, aiming to positively impact global scale by working with industry leaders to minimise our carbon footprint and promote sustainable practices.
Materials and Manufacturing Process
Composition and Eco-Friendly Aspects
Our Water-Soluble Cassava Bags utilise Cassava Starch and PVA, and our Water-Resistant Cassava Bags utilise Cassava Starch and PBAT. This provides our bags with more natural characteristics and makes them home and industrially compostable, ensuring they are entirely free from traditional plastics. These materials are biodegradable, which break down naturally into non-toxic substances. The absence of plastic components minimises the end-of-life impact of our products, promoting a cleaner and healthier environment.
Offsetting CO2 Emissions through Partnership
Positive Environmental Impact of Cassava Farming
Cassava farming acts as a natural carbon sink, absorbing CO2 during its growth. By switching to cassava-based alternatives, Cassava Bags Australia not only reduces carbon emissions related to product manufacturing but also actively participates in the absorption of CO2 during cassava cultivation, contributing to a positive environmental impact.
Examples of Successful Partnerships
Successful partnerships for emission reduction, such as Coca-Cola and WWF, showcase the power of collaboration in addressing environmental challenges. These partnerships have significantly reduced water usage, sustainable sourcing practices, and responsible forestry management, contributing to positive environmental outcomes.
Cassava Bags Australia is committed to ethical practices, sustainable manufacturing, and environmental responsibility. We prioritise labour rights, track and reduce CO2 emissions, and actively manage waste. Our cassava bags offer eco-friendly alternatives that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, contributing to responsible consumption, climate action, and more.
By partnering with us, organisations can offset CO2 emissions and promote a greener world.