James' Diary

Household and business recycling collection consultation provides food for thought

As part of its Resources and Waste Strategy for England, Defra has set out its proposals for all local authorities in England to collect the same core set of dry recyclable and to provide separate weekly food waste collections from households. The consultation also explores whether local authorities should provide a free garden waste collection … Continued

Cromwell Polythene at the Cleaning Show to showcase redesigned disposable gloves and extensive portfolio of products to boost recycling

This month we’re delighted to be returning to the Cleaning Show (19-21 March at ExCeL) where we’ll be showcasing our extensive range of products to help make the world cleaner, greener and more economical. Visitors to Stand C27 will be able to sample a re-designed version of our Wave® range of disposable gloves. These now … Continued

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