Cardia Bioplastics wins $350,000 waste management products supply contract in Nanjing, China
Cardia Biohybrid™ kitchen waste bags in use, enabling organic waste diversion in Nanjing Jianye District in ChinaCardia renewable products were validated through the Jiangsu Province Testing Laboratories, with Jianye enforcing the renewable content requirement, all of which standards Cardia products successfully met. Cardia Biohybrid™ kitchen waste bags are made with Cardia's proprietary Biohybrid™ technology that uses less oil, is cost competitive and delivers a lower carbon footprint compared to conventional plastics.
The contract win follows the successful one-year trial of Cardia products in Nanjing’s various city districts and initial order placements of A$250,000 in February 2014. Nanjing Jianye District is the first city district to have moved forward with full commercial roll out of their organic waste diversion programme using Cardia products. Nanjing’s other district councils are at various stages of their trial programmes, with several councils expected to progress to full-scale implementation. With a population of over 6 million, Nanjing is actively moving towards organic waste diversion.
The win follows the recent expansion of Cardia’s production capability with a move to a new factory in Nanjing. The new factory has increased Biohybrid™ and Compostable bag making capacity to 100 million bags per year, meeting the increasing global demand for Cardia’s carry and waste management bags, hygiene and nappy films and custom products.
Dr. Frank Glatz, Managing Director of Cardia Bioplastics said: “We are very excited about the continued growth of the Nanjing Jianye District waste management programme. The success of winning these contracts is a result of our superior product technology, validation of product performance and effective supply capability through our new manufacturing plant in Nanjing, China. We feel confident that by the end of this year more China City Councils will be implementing similar programmes.”
Mr. Jacky Chen, Cardia Bioplastics Global Director of Sales and Head of China Operations stated: “The increased order validates our product’s quality and sustainability benefits, as well as our strong Government relationships with China City Councils. We look forward to further working with China City Councils towards managing household waste sustainably and reducing their environmental footprint. Our recent move to larger production facilities is certainly reaping rewards.”
Cardia offers certified compostable products through its organic waste management business, which is delivering sales in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Canada, USA, Brazil and the UK.