Cromwell Polythene has been awarded a significant contract to supply Castle Point Borough Council with 1.5 million compostable garden sack for waste.
Made from Ecopond® biodegradable resin, for which Cromwell is the sole distributor among local authorities and the waste management sector in England and Wales, the 80-litre sacks were manufactured to Castle Point’s exact specification, refined after 10 years of green waste collections.
The award-winning council recovers some 5,000 tonnes of garden waste a year, as well as a further 2,500 tonnes of food waste, all of which is reprocessed, including the sacks, in an in-vessel composting plant.
Each of the council’s 38,000 houses is supplied with one roll of 20 sacks free of charge, with residents paying for any additional sacks.
Commenting on the Cromwell contract Castle Point’s Operational Services Team Leader Tim Read said: “The council has had 10 years to hone the specification for this sack, which provides us with a perfect combination of value for money against a tried and proven performance.”