Success for Telford Bin Bags
Telford-based Cedo – one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of household waste bags made with recycled plastics – has launched the UK’s first antibacterial refuse sack for domestic use.
Made right here in Telford, the Good Karma Antibac, will launch in Morrisons supermarkets in the UK from 8th November, before expanding across Europe and the UK over the next 12 months.
“We’ve created our very own Good Karma brand made with 100% recycled plastic, including post-consumer flexible plastic film collected and sorted from households,” explained Martin Burdekin, UK Commercial Director at Cedo. “By adding an Antimicrobial called BactiglasTM – a technology developed by Wells Plastics which is used in a wide range of applications from hospitals to food packaging and is a trusted brand across the healthcare industry – we’ve created a fully circular refuse sack that can help reduce the spread of deadly bacteria like E.coli and S.aureus. At this time of year, as cold and flu germs are on the rise, this is the perfect way to improve the safe handling and disposal of household waste.”
Carl Birch, Sales and Marketing Director at Wells Plastics said: “The BactiglasTM active ingredient is a compound that is natural to our environment and toxic to bacteria, whilst being safe for humans. Bactiglas™ is already used in consumer products, medical devices, waste bags and aprons used in hospitals and healthcare settings. Bactiglas™ will provide each bag protection against bacteria which will last throughout its shelf-life.”
In 2014, Cedo was the first company to manufacture bin bags using post-consumer flexible plastic film, such as used sandwich wrappers and other soft plastic packaging, collected from households. Today, the business recycles more than 80,000 tons of plastic waste every year in its recycling centre in Holland – which has become one of the largest flexible film recycling centres in Europe – supplying manufacturing sites in Poland and the UK where over 4 billion refuse sacks and bin liners are manufactured each for customers in 34 countries. In the UK, 93% of the plastic used by Cedo to manufacture non-food products is from recycled sources.
“This is just the beginning of our Good Karma range,” added Burdekin. “We’re all hugely excited about what’s coming next as we expand our very own brand for eco-active consumers and their households.”