Expanding uptake of Cardia Compostable waste management products by Australian Councils

Cardia Bioplastics organic waste management products being used by Albury City, City of Wodonga, and Corowa and Indigo Shires for kitchen scraps and garden waste diversion programmes. Cardia has secured orders from four additional councils in the State of Victoria for large scale organics diversion programmes. Cardias waste diversion programme now covers approximately 100,000 households representing 5% of households in the State of Victoria. Further validates Cardia Compostable waste management products for organics diversion programmes.

Tuesday 11 August 2015
Cardia Bioplastics is pleased to announce that Australian Councils are expanding their uptake of Cardia Compostable waste management bags for their organic waste diversion programmes.
 
Cardia Bioplastics organic waste management products are being successfully used by Albury City, City of Wodonga, and Corowa and Indigo Shires for their kitchen scraps and garden waste diversion programmes. Cardia has secured orders from four additional councils in the State of Victoria for large scale organics diversion programmes. Kitchen organic waste collection using Cardia Compostable bags will expand and cover approximately 100,000 households representing 5% of households in the State of Victoria.
 
Food and garden waste are the main sources of organic waste in landfills. At this stage, most households are placing organic material such as food scraps and garden waste, into their residual waste bin. According to programmes such as Halve Waste and City to Soil, the average household garbage is made up of 20% food waste and 9% garden waste  which adds up to a significant amount of material going into landfill that could be composted and used by local growers to improve soil fertility.
 
Over the last five years, Cardia Bioplastics has closely cooperated with Councils, waste management companies and industrial composters to validate and optimise the product offering of its compostable kitchen tidy bags and kitchen tidy bins, from household use to waste collection and composting. Cardia benefits now from this work through the expanding uptake of its waste management products by Australian Councils for their organic waste diversion programmes.
 
Cardia Bioplastics CEO, Dr Frank Glatz stated, “We are very excited that more Australian Councils are adopting organic waste diversion programmes and that our Cardia Compostable waste mangagement products are the nominated choice for these programmes. Our waste management systems were developed to allow households to easily capture food scraps and garden waste to go into an organic waste stream and efficiently perform in industrial composting. ” 
 
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 and landfill prices are rising in line with this. 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 business opportunity. Australian landfills are filling up and organic material can be utilised to create quality compost. Organic diversion programmes make both good environmental and business sense.  The selection of Cardia Compostable waste management products by Australian Councils for their organic waste diversion programmes, further validates that Cardia Compostable and Biohybrid™ products are the quality sustainable choice. 
 
With the launch of Cardia’s Compostable retail range, households and businesses now have the opportunity to use compostable bin liners and bags for all their waste management needs.  

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