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North Walney NNR Beach Cleaning Campaign

11th of September, 2019

Dear Volunteer/Potential Volunteer, At our second event of the 'new' season, 14 people took part, including a new family of Tim, Katherine and baby Forrest, who, at 8 weeks old claimed the title of our youngest beach clean participant!! We collected and returned 121kgs of unwanted items from the reserve. Of this 67kgs comprised various large pieces of machined timber and 54kgs of general rubbis... Read More

Right Waste Right Place- Duty of Care

22nd of August, 2019

Furness College Thursday 26th September 2019 Programme Anyone who produces, treats, disposes, moves or arranges the movement of waste has a legal ‘Duty of Care’ to ensure that waste is managed properly. Complying with the Duty of Care is vital to ensure your own company’s compliance with the law, as well as to ensure that your waste is transferred to someone who will also manage and h... Read More

November 2018 Beach Clean Update

21st of August, 2019

On Saturday 17th November five members of the regular beach claiming team turned out in glorious weather to remove litter from the shoreline of North Walney National Nature Reserve. We covered about 2 miles of shoreline, which has been regularly scoured many times since the beach cleaning project commenced in August 2013, and which had been cleaned only two weeks previously. On Saturday we d... Read More


John Morgan & Co at RWM Exhibition

21st of August, 2019

Furness Waste Consortium members, John Morgan & Co, attended the RWM show in Birmingham recently and showcased their newly purchased Sennebogen Crane for conference delegates to view. The RWM is the UK's largest recycling and waste exhibition and welcomed 12,000 waste professionals.... Read More

Beach Cleaning Update

21st of August, 2019

Beach Cleaning Campaign Update - 8 Tonnes and Counting!! The new beach cleaning season has started with events over the past 2 weekends. The amounts collected were 76kgs and 44kgs. This now means that the overall project total stands at 8tonnes 25kgs. Thanks to everyone that has contributed to this impressive (albeit unwanted) total. We look forward to continuing our campaign against ma... Read More

Centre For Global Eco Innovation Presentation

21st of August, 2019

Recently Stephen King of Lancaster University came to address the Furness Waste Consortium about a project relating to supporting Industry Led R&D Projects. This is specifically beneficial for SMEs, that rarely have the time or resources to invest in R&D. You can view the presentation by clicking here and details about case studies of the project can be found here Stephen's contact details ... Read More

Ulverston Town Council Planning Application

21st of August, 2019

The Council has received a re-submission of a planning application to re-open a former tip/landfill site at Newlands (adjacent to the A590) to improve farmland. The public is invited to comment via the SLDC website. The original application was refused. For more information please visit the below website: http://applications.southlakeland.gov.uk/planningapplications/detail.asp?AltRef=5/... Read More

Shipping Container Shelving For Beach Cleaning Equipment

21st of August, 2019

Furness Waste Consortium kindly donated £100 towards new shelving for the shipping container which is used to store the beach cleaning equipment. On Monday 7th May, three members of the beach cleaning team, Steve Benn, Tony Fitzgerald and Ewan Scott, cleared out the shipping container and erected and installed the shelving and sorted through all of the gear and stored it on the shelving and la... Read More

What is the Refill Movement?

21st of August, 2019

Refill is a free tap water initiative designed to reduce plastic pollution and promote healthy hydration by making refilling a water bottle easy, social and rewarding! Follow the link below and sign up for the Refill App. https://www.refill.org.uk/... Read More

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