SULO MGB (Australia) Pty Ltd, a leader in waste management products in Australia, ordered Cardia certified compostable bags enabling SULO to offer fully integrated organic waste diversion services to local governments.
Using SULO’s convenient solid and aerated household kitchen tidy bins as a base, Cardia and SULO jointly developed a holistic solution incorporating the new Cardia Compostable kitchen tidy bag. The compostable bag is manufactured from an innovative formulation of the Cardia Compostable film that extends the functionality of the SULO system. Unlike other bags on the market, the Cardia film is also tougher and more tear resistant.
The open design kitchen tidy bin works together with breathability of Cardia’s Compostable bag to aerate the food waste. This aerobic environment mitigates odours and complements the design of the bins. The breathability of the Cardia Compostable bag also allows water vapour transmission from the organic waste during storage and transport. This reduces weight and waste management costs.
Organic waste comprising plant material and food scraps forms about 40% of the domestic waste stream in Australia. When this waste is disposed of in land fill it breaks down anaerobically, the greenhouse gas methane is released as a by-product. Diverting organic waste from landfill to composting significantly reduces green house gas generation and produces compost that can be used as fertiliser and soil conditioner in farming, parks and gardens.
Increasing numbers of councils in Australia offer a “kitchen to compost” service, with the aim of diverting organic waste from landfill and SULO is a leading provider of such services. To fully integrate the offering to households, Australian global sustainable resins and finished products supplier, Cardia Bioplastics and SULO have collaborated to offer Councils and households a specially designed kitchen tidy bin and certified compostable bag system.
SULO Director of Sales and Marketing John Kernahan said the SULO kitchen tidy bin and Cardia Compostable bag combination makes collection and disposal of household organic waste easier and more efficient.
The result is a win-win for the community and for the environment. Our collaborative product development process ran smoothly to deliver a kitchen tidy bin and bag system that offers state of the art performance in the ‘Kitchen to Compost’ service arena. Cardia Bioplastics is the natural partner for this application. They are a trusted developer and supplier of sustainable materials technology and supply some of Australia’s largest Councils.