Shropshire firm helps get more food waste recycled

Shropshire small enterprise Ecosac Ltd are an industry leader in the supply of environmentally friendly advanced flexible polymer technologies – that’s compostable plastic bags to you and me. 

The state of the art bio-polymers are made from GM-free corn starch and are proven to break down in composting operations.  Since its foundation in 2002, they have turned over in excess of 32 million bags, sacks, carrier bags and bin liners – mainly as part of environmental regulations which have stimulated markets for recycling and lead to the development of collections of food waste and green garden waste.

From their base in Tern Hill in Market Drayton the firm supplies businesses and local authorities across the country.  As a proven method for increasing capture rates they are also helping to make collection services easier to use for the general public.  Shropshire led the industrial revolution and in recent years has become something of a hub for green technology businesses and led national efforts to divert waste from landfill.  So it’s great to see yet again local businesses are putting Shropshire is on the map for innovative ways to boost recycling and reduce the cost of waste services.


James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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