Cromwell News

Halloween Horrors Avoided With Waste Reducing Tips

Halloween Horrors Avoided With Waste Reducing Tips

The Halloween season is upon us, and although COVID has put a halt on parties, gatherings and trick or treating, for many of us the celebrations may still continue just from the comfort of our homes or for children in schools. The reduction in public interaction, will not mean a reduction in Halloween waste.17 million … Continued

LowCO2t Boxes

Improving reuse and recycling with clear segregation strategies

In its annual survey of UK households’ recycling attitudes and behaviour, WRAP’s Recycling Tracker  2020 indicates levels of recycling are higher and more consistent than last year, but there is still room for improvement. For instance, on average UK households still dispose of 1.5 items that could be recycled into their rubbish collection. 82% mistakenly … Continued

Reduce Your Waste With Repair Week

This week has seen the premiere of Londons first-ever ‘Repair Week‘, a newly introduced initiative to tackle rising waste levels via the means of repair. London Repair week features a range of events, tutorials, hacks, tips and tricks, as well as a showcasing Londons ‘Repair Heroes’. Councils, businesses and brands ran repair workshop, gave advice … Continued

Cromwell Plastics Recycling renames as CPR Manufacturing Ltd

Back in January 2020, we expanded our UK manufacturing and recycling base with the acquisition of Moorgreen Flexible Packaging, a long-established recycling and extrusion facility based in Alfreton, Derbyshire. Initially at the beginning of 2020, we rebranded Moorgreen Flexible Packaging under the Cromwell umbrella, renaming the company as Cromwell Plastics Recycling. Since then, this name … Continued

Rubbish near warehouse - Cromwell Polythene Litter Pick for GB September Clean

Cromwell Polythene’s Litter Pick activity for the Great British September Clean reveals multiple waste types being discarded

Cromwell Polythene and its manufacturing and recycling division, CPR Manufacturing, have undertaken a voluntary litter pick for Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British September Clean (11-27 September). The socially distanced activity was undertaken on 11th September 2020. Cromwell Polythene’s clean-up of its local area in Sherburn in Elmet, near Leeds, resulted in 185 items of litter, … Continued

People sorting garbage for recycling

Recycling is great – how can it get better?

Recycle Week 2020 is fast approaching, now in its 17th year, this week is a celebration of recycling, organised by WRAP. 21-27 September is dedicated to Recycle Week, however – we as a business are always focusing on waste and recycling, and the processes behind the two. Cromwell Polythene are committed to supplying products for the capture … Continued

Litter Pick GB September Clean

Show you love where you live!

As well as being an eyesore on our environment, litter discarded on our streets, or that enters our rivers and seas, can harm wildlife. In addition, items can contain toxic materials that are hazardous to our health. If illegally dumped, these can leach into water sources, contaminate the soil and pollute the air, contributing to … Continued

BBC’s ‘War On Plastic’ – Did it present a fair argument?

Last week, the BBC aired its documentary ‘War On Plastic – The Fight Goes On’, an informative one hour programme highlighting issues with plastic waste and ‘single-use’ plastics. The programme, which saw Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani looking at ways to tackle what they call “the UK’s plastic waste problem”, was a follow up episode … Continued