Australian B-corp and sustainable packaging enterprise, BioPak has today announced a new
partnership with not-for-profit organisation MedEarth, an Australian charity that recovers and
redistributes life-changing medical supplies and equipment to disadvantaged communities both
in Australia and in developing countries across the globe.
The new deal will see BioPak as the major partner for MedEarth, as well as the official partner
of MedEarth’s annual charity walk and fun run, Trails for Change, which will take place on
Sunday 3 December at Bouddi National Park in NSW starting from Putty’s Beach.
With the charity recovering and redistributing medical equipment that would otherwise end in
landfill, BioPak CEO Gary Smith commented on the strong synergy between the two brands.
“We are very proud to partner and support the incredible work delivered by the MedEarth team,”
“At BioPak, our vision is a world without waste. MedEarth not only aligns with this core value by
preventing medical equipment and supplies ending up in landfill but by further helping some of
the world’s most vulnerable communities receive life-changing medical support. This is a cause
and charity worth supporting.”
MedEarth partners with 66 health services across the country, with Co-Founder, Laura Taitz
commenting on the need for support and ongoing funding to help donate life-saving medical
equipment to those in need, especially children.
“Every year, millions of children die before their fifth birthday – mostly in developing countries,
and mostly because of preventable illnesses and the lack of resources to treat them,” said Taitz.
“In our world, illness is universal but access to care is not, and it is with the support of such
partners as BioPak that we are able to continue this incredibly important work. A donation of
$200 supports the recovery of essential medical equipment, such as machines and items
commonly found in a NICU ward, that can help save the lives of many young children and
As little as $10 can save approximately $1,000 of usable medical equipment and items that
would otherwise end up in landfill.
The Trails for Change charity walk consists of two distances – 11km and 21km course – with the
goal of raising $80,000 to help disadvantaged communities receive essential medical equipment
and healthcare supplies.
For more information and to register for Trails for Change, please visit: