James' Diary

Plastics have become a talking shop but we need to make sure our planet gets the best deal

Supermarket chain, Morrisons, has announced it is to introduce paper bags across eight of its stores as part of an eight week trial, to reduce plastic. We all care about the future of our planet, but we need to ensure the whole picture is looked at before making changes in the name of sustainability. Replacing … Continued

Lots happening at Cromwell Polythene in 2019 to help you minimise waste

We hope you are all having a great start to 2019. It’s an exciting year for us as we celebrate our 35th anniversary and continue to develop in order to bring you innovative, quality products that help you to capture and contain valuable resources, and dispose of residual waste safely and cleanly. Firstly, you may … Continued

‘Tis the season… to reduce the amount of materials going to landfill. We share eight practical tips.

Once all the cards are opened, gifts unwrapped and food and drink consumed, Christmas can leave us with a lot of materials that should be re-used and recycled. Unfortunately many of these products are thrown into the bin, destined to end up in landfill. Defra’s UK statistics on waste, last updated in October 2018, indicate … Continued

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

Join us at RWM – a key highlight in a busy month in the recycling calendar

September is a busy time in the recycling calendar with key annual events including Recycle Week from 24-30 September and the 25th Great British Beach Clean from 14-17 September. These are events that we are proud to support yearly, through a planned programme of activity. In 2017, for example, we undertook beach litter research  to … Continued

Showcasing our environmentally-friendly plastics range and speaking about a greener, cleaner future at RWM 2018

Next month we’ll be showcasing our extensive portfolio of sacks, bags and speciality products for the storage and collection of waste and recyclables at RWM 2018 We hope that you’ll be able to visit us on our stand 5P32 and find out more about our products, which are designed to make the world cleaner, greener … Continued