James' Diary

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

Medical waste must be disposed of correctly - Cromwell Clinical Waste

Stay safe in 2021 with the support of our protective products

Hope is on the horizon this year with vaccines being rolled out, but we must not become complacent. The recent surge in COVID-19 cases has left hospitals in crisis and led to Lockdown3. Strict hygiene and infection control procedures remain central to the line of defence. Here at Cromwell, we have a range of protective … Continued

Cromwell Christmas 2020 - Christmas Waste

‘Tis the season… to put sustainability at the top of the tree

Christmas is going to be more than a little different this year, but one thing’s for sure, the pandemic is not going to stop us putting up the tree, hanging up decorations, sending presents, and tucking into a festive feast. Can we also seize the opportunity to make sustainability a fundamental part of the celebrations? … Continued

Environmental Protection - Plastic Packaging Tax

How Practical is the Plastic Packaging Tax?

The Government has outlined plans to introduce a Plastic Packaging Tax from April 2022, which will apply to plastic packaging manufactured in, or imported into the UK that contains less than 30% recycled plastics. The objective of the government’s policy is to provide an economic incentive for businesses to use recycled material in the production … 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

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