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COVID-19 update: Cromwell donates plastic film to community fundraiser for NHS gowns

Published 7th July, 2020 by Neil Nixon

COVID-19 update: Cromwell donates plastic film to community fundraiser for NHS gowns

Cromwell Polythene’s manufacturing and recycling division, Cromwell Plastics Recycling, has donated 500kg of blue polythene film to a fundraising partnership of volunteers and marine businesses making personal protective equipment for the NHS.

The film, manufactured at the Alfreton based manufacturing and recycling plant, Cromwell Plastics Recycling Ltd, will be made into approximately 5000 disposable plastic gowns for Southampton General Hospital.

A network of businesses and individuals based in Lymington, Hampshire have been pooling skills and resources during the coronavirus crisis to create thousands of items of protective gear for carers and NHS workers. So far the group has supplied Southampton General Hospital with 8000 protective gowns, with over 25,000 more in the pipeline.

James Lee, managing director of Cromwell Polythene, said: “We are proud to support this worthy cause. These businesses and individuals have volunteered their time and support to supply some of the heroes on the frontline, including hospitals and care homes with vital PPE equipment. We’d like to thank our team at Cromwell Plastics Recycling who have helped give this wonderful, partnership project further momentum.”

www.cromwellpolythene.co.uk

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