New investment at Cromwell Plastics Recycling, the manufacturing and recycling division of UK-based Cromwell Polythene is growing the business and helping to further the family-run company’s ambitions to stimulate the circular economy of resources.
After first expanding its existing Polythene Recovery Service – a service aimed at facilitating the collection of use PE from customers - and purchasing new machinery, Cromwell has now boosted the facility’s capacity to recover and reprocess scrap PE into recycled film.
The Cromwell Plastics Recycling site in Derbyshire was formerly Moorgreen Flexible Packaging prior to being acquired by Cromwell. The site specialises in recycling; film extrusion; and the manufacturing of low-density (LDPE), linear low-density (LLDPE), and medium density (MDPE) polyethylene, and compostable films. The films are used for food delivery and industrial packaging, and waste management applications. Bags, sacks and liners are produced for a range of businesses in the away from home market, including industrial, hospitality and leisure, local authority, and healthcare.
Cromwell Plastics Recycling can produce 100% recycled films, including material certified by the EUCertPlast auditing scheme. This scheme focuses on traceability of plastic materials throughout the entire recycling process and supply chain, and on the quality of recycled content in the end-product. Designed to address such issues as the varying standards across EU countries and the lack of transparency and traceability of plastic materials, it works according to the European Standard EN 15343:2007 and enables recyclers and auditors to work towards integrating different auditing schemes and creating an efficient, harmonised and transparent system.