Cromwell News

Reflections on 2016

2016 has been a momentous year in more ways than one.While we all continue to absorb the effects of Brexit, especially those of us that trade internationally, and the full impact of the transitional leadership in the US on UK businesses has yet to be felt, the domestic market has also been characterised by change. … Continued

New formula Sansafe®

Cromwell Polythene is re-launching its Sansafe® hygienic bin liner, with a new formula, using recycled, rather than virgin material, as well as a more powerful scent additive. The liners are tested to ISO22196, offering antimicrobial protection to hygienic liners for sanitary and medical disposal services, waste management and janitorial sectors. Manufactured with Biomaster® anti-microbial technology, … Continued

The heat is on…again!

Plastics Recovery with Cromwell Polythene. It’s time once again to cast your votes in Resource magazine’s Hot 100, the annual list that acknowledges those who have made the most significant contribution to the waste and resources industry. Thanks to you Cromwell’s managing director James Lee made his Hot 100 debut last year, entering the list … Continued

Recycling tonnages all but flat

Something like a quarter of the UK’s 27.5 million dwellings are purpose-built flats or tenements, according to the 2011 Census, a percentage that in Scotland and some other regions is considerably higher. In London, for example, at least half of the population lives in flats. And the pressure to build new homes will continue to … Continued

Cromwell launches Black Sack Friday

Specialist waste management sack supplier Cromwell Polythene has come up with a novel twist on ‘Black Friday’, the American shopping event that takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving each year and which has provided a massive boost to retail sales since its UK introduction in 2010. To coincide with this year’s event on 25 … Continued

Cromwell appointed to NPS Framework

Leeds based Cromwell Polythene has been named as a preferred supplier of specialist waste management and recycling sacks to the National Procurement Service (NPS), the first cross-sector collaborative framework for the Welsh region. The company has been awarded a place on the waste disposal bags framework for three product categories – domestic and commercial refuse … Continued

Showing Scotland’s young eco-warriors why Plastic is Fantastic!

We were truly heartened to read that Clean Up Scotland’s ‘Hero of the Month’ award was presented to a pupil at Dalmarnock Primary School. Despite being only six years old, the proud winner of the award is already a stalwart on her school’s eco-committee, and has contributed numerous ideas and huge effort towards the school’s … Continued

Cromwell appointed to arc21 framework

Leeds based Cromwell Polythene has been appointed an official supplier of compostable kitchen caddy liners to arc21, the collaborative partnership between six councils in Northern Ireland – Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, Ards and North Down Borough Council, Belfast City Council, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and Newry, Mourne … Continued

Why does plastic get such a bad rap?

We all use it. It’s part of everyday life. And, if you looked around you, I’m sure you’d find numerous plastic products in your eye line, immediately. But what do we really know about the substance? And why does it only seem to attract negative press? “Plastics ruin the environment – our oceans in particular! … Continued

Cromwell’s feet barely touched Irish ground…

Never let it be said that the staff at Cromwell miss opportunities. On their recent visit to Northern Ireland, Niall and Paul visited eleven councils, ‘a few’ packaging companies, and seventy-nine janitorial companies. In a week. The reason they were in the Emerald Isle was to reiterate recent changes in the country’s waste management laws, … Continued