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Cedo launches the UK’s first antibacterial recycled refuse sack for domestic use

  • ‘Good Karma’ antibacterial refuse sacks will go on sale in Morrisons across the UK from 8 November 2021
  • Each bag is made with 100% recycled plastic and incorporates BactiglasTM Antimicrobial technology, killing more than 99% of bacteria like E.coli and S.aureus in controlled testing
  • All Good Karma products are recyclable and made from recycled plastic

Called Good Karma Antibac, the refuse sacks launched in Morrisons supermarkets in the UK on 8th November 2021, and will be 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.”

For more information visit cedo.com


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