Cromwell News

Multi-trip bags boost recycling for flats

Cromwell Polythene has experienced a ten-fold increase in sales of its multi-trip, polypropylene recycling bags among local authorities seeking to boost recycling rates in flats and tenement dwellings. Traditionally a more difficult property type from which to collect, due to spatial problems and health and safety risks, local authorities are nonetheless keen to provide recycling … Continued

Two Scottish wins for Cromwell Polythene

Following successful tender submissions Cromwell Polythene has been appointed an approved supplier to two Scottish councils. The Leeds based provider of waste management solutions now has a range of products listed by the Highland Council Janitorial Supplies Framework Agreement, including refuse and recycling sacks, bin liners, rubble sacks, compostable bags, clinical waste sacks and compactor … Continued

Cromwell uses MP’s Earth Day visit to highlight range of environmental issues

Cromwell Polythene’s managing director James Lee highlighted a wide range of environmental issues when local MP Nigel Adams visited the company’s Sherburn headquarters, near Leeds, this week. The Member of Parliament for Selby and Ainsty, who has consistently championed local businesses and, as Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Biomass Group, is an enthusiastic supporter … Continued

New food waste strategy a success

Peterborough City Council anticipates a 25 percent increase in domestic food waste tonnage, some 90 tonnes a month, along with annual cost savings of around £65,000, following a change in its recycling strategy. At the heart of the council’s new approach is a switch from biodegradable caddy liners to “significantly cheaper” standard plastic liners, allowing … Continued

Cromwell awarded Castle Point garden sack contract

Cromwell Polythene has been awarded a significant contract to supply Castle Point Borough Council with 1.5 million compostable garden waste sacks. Made from Ecopond® biodegradable resin, for which Cromwell is the sole distributor among local authorities and the waste management sector in England and Wales, the 80-litre sacks were manufactured to Castle Point’s exact specification, … Continued

Teignbridge opts for more of the same

Cromwell Polythene has been awarded a contract to supply a further 20,000 kerbside recycling sacks to Teignbridge District Council in Devon, adding to its original order for 60,000 sacks, used for storing and collecting newspapers and magazines. The introduction of Cromwell’s reusable sacks for paper forms part of a wider recycling initiative, which includes the … Continued

Cromwell Extends Washroom Range

Cromwell Polythene has extended its washroom range with the introduction of a white LDPE saddle bag for the discreet disposal of feminine hygiene and other sanitary waste. Measuring 159mm (six inches) wide when open and 240mm (11 inches) in length, the sanitary bags fit most dispensing units for ease of use. Supplied block headed in … Continued

Cromwell bags Enfield Council contract

Cromwell Polythene has been awarded a significant contract to supply Enfield Council with up to four million waste and recycling sacks. Tendered through the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) framework, the two-year contract, with an option to extend for a further two-years, is for the supply of grey sacks for domestic refuse and blue recycling … Continued

Cromwell restructures field sales and launches new packaging division

Cromwell Polythene has restructured its field sales operation, with responsibilities being shared geographically, as well as by market sector. The move coincides with the appointment of Niall McClintock as business development manager, with extensive experience supplying polythene bags to the packaging trade. At Cromwell he will head up sales of a new packaging division, which … Continued