A weight off your mind about plastic use
With concern mounting about global plastics usage, and the impact with is having on our planet, oceans and waste streams, we have a solution. Cromwell Polythene – one of the UK’s leading suppliers of sacks, bags and speciality products for the storage and collection of waste and recyclables, have produced a lighter, more cost effective and an environmentally-friendly new plastics range.
This is our LowCo2t™ product range, engineered to provide maximum performance using minimal resources. This not only helps to reduce the volume of plastic used, it also helps by cutting carbon emissions during production and transportation.
The LowCO2t ™ range includes disposable aprons, laundry bags and now several varieties of refuse sacks. Since the products require less material to achieve the same performance standards, they come packaged in smaller cartons. This means the volume of plastic used is minimised, as are the carbon emissions during production and transport. Less storage space is required too – in turn this will mean to can fit for boxes on a pallet.
These many positive attributes mean that the LowCO2t ™ range is highly cost effective and offers great value for money. With a growing demand for a reduction in the volumes of plastic in circulation, LowCO2t ™ offers customers a more resource efficient and environmentally responsible alternative to some of the bigger, bulkier products in the marketplace.
Lightweight plastic products, including bin liners, make a huge difference to the effectiveness of the cleaning industry. Responsibly produced plastic packaging can have a high recycled content (up to 100%) and may also be recycled themselves. Where recycling is not practical, the calorific value can be recovered to generate electricity or heat at the end of their useful life, through energy from waste (EfW) plants.
Cromwell Polythene Managing Director, James Lee, said: “We have been among the leading protagonists of ‘closed loop’ recycling, having used recovered waste packaging in the production of our recycled black refuse sacks for many years. During this time we have pioneered the need for increased performance from polymers at lower thicknesses to reduce the amount of plastic used.
“The LowCO2t ™ approach means we can offer a range of products that make the most efficient use of resources and provide a robust challenge to sacks made from other blends of polythene. For every tonne of plastic that is recycled, there is a 1.5 tonne saving in CO2, whilst thinner products can be transported in larger quantities, requiring fewer trips.
“Plastics have been having a hard time in the media recently, but they are essential for modern life, and, if manufactured and used responsibly, they can benefit the environment and enrich our lives.”
We have recently become Tomorrow’s Cleaning finalist due to our resource efficient LowCO2T range.