• Cleanaway selects Cardia Bioplastics organic waste management products for first large-scale organics diversion program
• Cleanaway signs two-year supply contract and places first year order for 7.8 million Cardia Compostable kitchen tidy bags and 50,000 Kitchen Tidy Bins for commercial roll out
• Cardia Bioplastics organic waste management products to be used by Albury City Council, City of Wodonga, and Corowa and Indigo Shires kitchen scraps and garden waste diversion program
• Kitchen organics collection program to cover 50,000 households and to commence in April 2015
• Further validates Cardia Compostable waste management products for organics diversion programs
Cardia Bioplastics Limited (ASX: CNN) is pleased to announce that it has signed a two-year contract with Cleanaway and received first year order for 7.8 million compostable kitchen tidy bags and 50,000 kitchen tidy bins for the rollout of an organics kerbside collection program in Albury, Wodonga and the major towns of Corowa and Indigo.
Food and garden waste are the main sources of organic waste. Currently, most people put organic material, such as food scraps and garden waste, into their general waste bin. This adds up to a significant amount of valuable resources going into landfill that could be better used elsewhere, such as compost for local growers to improve soil fertility.
Cardia Bioplastics Managing Director, Dr Frank Glatz said: “We are excited to be part of the introduction of kerb side organics collection in the region, and commend this innovative initiative and Albury City Council, City of Wodonga, and Corowa and Indigo Shires foresight. Cardia Bioplastics organic waste mangement products were developed for programs such as this.”
Dr Glatz continues, “As a business, we recognised that diverting organic waste from landfills using compostable bin liners has become essential as landfills are filling up. We are seeing rapid growth in the uptake of our Cardia Compostable organic waste management systems, amongst Councils within Australia and throughout the world.”
Diverting organic waste from landfills in Australia represents a large opportunity. Australian landfills are filling up and organic material can be recovered to create quality compost. Diversion programs like this make both good environmental and business sense. The selection of Cardia Compostable waste management products for Australian organics diversion programs further validates that Cardia Compostable and Biohybrid™ products are the quality sustainable choice.
About Transpacific Cleanaway
Transpacific is Australia’s leading waste management company, operating a national network of unique collection, processing, treatment and landfill assets from over 200 locations across Australia. Our philosophy is that all waste is a resource and we aim to incorporate recovery, recycling and reuse throughout our operations and those of our clients. We are strongly committed to the safe and responsible management of waste, regulatory compliance, and the protection and enhancement of the environment.
Cleanaway, a subsidiary company of Transpacific, owns and manages a number of waste processing operations, including advanced waste treatment facilities, transfer stations, resource recovery and recycling facilities, secure product destruction operations and quarantine treatment operations.
About Cardia Bioplastics
Cardia Bioplastics Limited (ASX CODE: CNN) develops, manufactures and markets its patented renewable resource-based materials and finished products derived from Cardia’s proprietary technology for the global packaging and plastic products industries. The company holds a strong patent portfolio and its growth is fuelled by the global trend towards sustainable packaging. Established in Australia in 2002, the company Headquarters and Global Application Development Centre is in Melbourne, Australia. Cardia Bioplastics’ Product Development Centre and manufacturing plant for resins is in Nanjing, China. Cardia’s manufacturing plants for film and bag products are in Nanjing, China and São Paulo, Brazil with further offices in Australia, China, USA, Brazil and Malaysia, and a network of leading distributors across the Americas, Asia and Europe. Visit www.cardiabioplastics.com
Dr Frank Glatz
+61 400 930 530
Global Head of Marketing
+61 414 672 863