Cromwell News

Happy birthday to us – 35 years and getting stronger!

I’m proud to say that today marks a landmark anniversary for Cromwell Polythene – it’s our 35th anniversary – happy birthday to us! Since the company formed on 1 October 1983, it was initially a long, slow burn but, after years of hard work and dedication, our independent, family run business is now thriving. We’ll … Continued

Your food waste prevention strategies catered for

A new report finds a compelling business case for preventing food waste in the catering industry, with analysis indicating 64% had recouped their investment in the first year. Of 86 sites across six countries evaluated, food waste was reduced by 36% on average in the space of twelve months. The cost of food being wasted … Continued

Improving segregation at source of disposal

People are being encouraged to think about their use of plastics in a way they never have before. Recent news stories have put sustainability firmly on the agenda, with focus on reducing landfill and preventing materials from polluting our oceans. Responsibly produced plastics can be recycled effectively and efficiently, or used to generate energy from … Continued

Family fortunes

In a world dominated by global household names like Apple, Amazon and Microsoft, there’s often something reassuring about dealing with a smaller family business. It’s not just me who thinks that, it was a message we heard repeatedly when we exhibited at the recent Manchester Cleaning Show. We’d gone to Manchester prepared to respond to … Continued

A big problem that needs sorting

According to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 22,770,000 tonnes of waste from households was collected in 2016 in England. Although the amount has not varied greatly, this is the highest total over the past seven years. It just goes to show the scale of the challenge faced by local authorities in collecting, sorting and disposing of our waste (whether that be through … Continued

A feast of waste

According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), in the UK, we throw away seven million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year, the majority of which could have been eaten. In addition, WRAP research shows that the UK manufacturing and retail sector wastes 1.9 million tonnes of food and drink a year; … Continued

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Bashing the plastics won’t solve environmental issues

It seems to have become the norm to deride plastics and condemn them as bad for the environment. It perhaps started with Blue Planet 2, then there was the UK Government’s 25-Environmental Plan and now the EU plastic strategy meaning the story is gathering pace. Unfortunately, there can be a danger of trying to tackle … Continued