Category: James’ Diary

01 Feb

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

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03 Jan

Proud to provide premium products for professional cleaners

Happy New Year. We hope 2017 was a good one for you and wish you all the best for 2018. The New Year often involves making a clean start, which is highly appropriate for one of our business divisions in particular – Janitorial. Professional cleaners and janitorial staff play a vital role in keeping workplaces

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01 Dec

Don’t get down in the dumps about recycling plastics

Preventing waste makes good business sense. For commercial organisations revenue is generated not just by the money saved from sending waste to landfill and the associated charges involved, but from the waste itself. Using materials more efficiently, and managing waste better enables manufacturers to reduce costs, make money and decrease the environmental impact. Defra’s UK

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10 Nov

Supporting sustainability and innovation across major estates

The British Institute of Facilities Management is due to publish its annual survey into sustainability this month, showing just how seriously the FM profession is taking the increasing demand for sustainable business Like many industries, the facilities management (FM) sector is striving to make more efficient use of resources and reduce waste. Facilities managers are ideally

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04 Oct

Our Recycle Week beach litter research shows recycling on the go needs improvement, but plastic bags not the biggest issue

Last month’s Recycle Week shared the message ‘Recycling – It’s Worth It!’. We couldn’t agree more with this sentiment – sustainability is part of our DNA here at Cromwell Polythene. We are committed to supplying fit for purpose products with the lowest environmental impact for a net ecological gain. Despite products, services and technology being

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01 Sep

What goes around comes around

This month sees Recycle Week take place – running from 25th September to 1st October and championed by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP). The theme is Recycle – It’s Worth It, focusing on the idea of what goes around, comes around. The concept is to highlight the lifecycle of materials and food from

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22 Aug

Food waste should not be an afterthought in healthcare

As I have previously noted on this blog, good intentions in healthcare don’t sort waste, and there is a clear challenge to improve segregation rates when it comes to hazardous and non-hazardous wastes across the healthcare sector. The proper use of colour-coded bin liners for different grades of hazardous waste is clearly at the front

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