• A kitchen tidy bin using a Cardia Bioplastics bag.
    A kitchen tidy bin using a Cardia Bioplastics bag.

Eco-friendly bioplastics developer Secos Group has won a contract to supply compostable bags to Penrith City Council via its subsidiary Cardia Bioplastics.

The contract with Penrith City Council is the largest active waste diversion program amongst the city councils, Secos says.

It is valued at more than $1.5 million in newly won business over a term of 18 months, and represents approximately seven per cent of total company sales compared to FY17.

Secos remains confident of the demand outlook for its eco-friendly compostable waste management products as local authorities in Australia seek to divert organic food waste from landfill.

Secos managing director Stephen Walters said he was pleased to see the wins Secos has achieved so far in the organic waste diversion bag market.

It recently implemented a range of business improvement measures at the company’s manufacturing plant in Nanjing, China, and can now supply Australian councils with its compostable bags.

Secos has partnered with the council to help it with sustainable waste management and resource recovery services.

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