COVID-19 news update: Cromwell Polythene

Cromwell Polythene is proud to support frontline workers during the COVID-19 crisis, including the cleaning industry, the care sector, local authority, recycling and waste management teams, and the retail sector.

They are providing these vital industries with resource-efficient products essential to their work, including refuse sacks and bin liners, clinical and special waste sacks, personal protective equipment (gloves and aprons), water-soluble strip laundry bags, and recycling sacks. Cromwell Polythene is currently experiencing high levels of enquiries and orders for these products and others.

Plastic waste sacks are playing a significant role in helping to reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading. Public Health England ‘guidance for households with possible coronavirus’ includes advice for cleaning and disposal of waste. It states that personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in the usual external household waste bin. Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

To manage high demand, Cromwell Polythene is taking extra care and precautions, following official advice, to maintain a high standard of hygiene. They are regularly updating their customers and suppliers on Cromwell Polythene’s business continuity plans during a rapidly changing situation. Their manufacturing and distribution teams in the UK and overseas are maintaining production and stock levels are good.

To enable Cromwell Polythene’s warehouse and transport teams to operate as efficiently as possible, next day deliveries are currently suspended. They will continue to maintain good hygiene standards and ensure delivery drivers have access to hand washing facilities. Sales and administration teams are working from home where possible, with a minimum level of staff remaining office based.

Cromwell Polythene’s teams are working exceptionally hard under difficult circumstances. That’s why they’ve started showcasing examples of their work to support others, with the important messages that they are #HelpingUKCareCleanContain and #HelpingPeopleHelpingPlanet



For further information, please visit