Cromwell News

Why Food Action Waste Week is so important!

This week WRAP debuted their Food Action Waste week, a brand new initiative to help tackle the issue of food waste and the problems associated with it. As stated on WRAP’s website ‘around a third of the food we produce worldwide is lost or wasted and it’s having a significant impact on climate change.  In … Continued

Scarcity of raw polymer materials, exacerbated during COVID-19, emphasises the importance of making better use of resources

A unique set of circumstances have come together recently, resulting in scarcity of polyethylene (PE) and Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resins. These virgin materials are used in the manufacture of a range of widely used plastic products including clear food wrap, packaging films, PPE, recycling sacks, textile production. Significantly, PBT is used in compostable plastics, with ever … Continued

Litter is the issue with waste not plastics - Cromwell

Environmental Folklore – Why Plastic Is Not The Issue

We are never far from a story demonising plastics, social media, blogs, activists and other outlets continually share stories about the many negative impacts of plastics. Plastic filled beaches, littered bottles and bags and “unnecessary” packaging is promoted to show what a harmful and unnecessary problem the material is, when in reality, this couldn’t be … Continued

Our refuse sacks are ideal for the capture and containment of waste and recycling

Handling Waste and Recycling During COVID & Lockdown

In early January 2021, the UK Government announced another nationwide lockdown, the third since the COVID-19 pandemic began early last year. With us now as a nation ‘Staying Home’, as the lockdown slogan demands, we have seen a shift in our normal routines and many changes have occurred, one of which being an influx of … Continued

Waste Segregation is vitally important to good recycling

One Bin is Rubbish! Waste Segregation

One of the most confusing things about household waste management is understanding what goes into which bin, and what items can and cannot be recycled. This confusion only deepens with many local councils having differing waste management collections. Depending on where you live, and which local authority you come under will determine how your waste … Continued