Cromwell has won a new contract to produce caddy liners for South Lanarkshire Council
Specialist waste management and recycling sack supplier, Cromwell Polythene, has won an order for 11.25 million compostable caddy liners from South Lanarkshire Council, Scotland.
The seven-litre liners are to be used for the fortnightly collection of food waste, which the council introduced in Hamilton in May last year and which has since been extended to other parts of the region, including East Kilbride and Rutherglen/Cambuslang as part of a drive to improve its recycling rate and help meet the challenges and targets set by Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan.
The food caddy liners, for which Cromwell Polythene is the sole distributor among local authorities and the waste management sector in the UK, are manufactured from its ‘Ecopond’ biodegradable resin.
The bioplastic uses starch or lactide-based derivatives of plant sources, fully compliant with the European composting standard, which requires more than 90 percent of the plastic mass to convert into biomass, CO2 and water, with no harmful residue.
“Food waste schemes are a proven way of boosting tonnages and increasing recycling rates,” commented Cromwell’s Managing Director, James Lee.
“Scottish councils are among the most enthusiastic food waste collectors, with some 56 percent of authorities operating separate food waste schemes and a further 19 percent where food is mixed with the garden waste, according to the latest WRAP statistics.”