Category: James’ Diary

06 Nov

Putting sustainability at the forefront of facilities management

Facilities generate a variety of waste streams from paper, glass, cardboard and plastic, to waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE), food and hazardous waste. Recycling these resources can provide cost and time savings, brings environmental benefits and improves staff and stakeholder perceptions of an organisation. Engaging the workforce Recycling best practice is a team effort

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01 Oct

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

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16 Jul

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

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12 Jun

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

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01 May

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

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