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News from BBC Cumbria

17th of October, 2019

BBC Cumbria @BBC_Cumbria More than half the recycling 'bring' sites in Copeland are to close, because they don't collect enough recyclable waste to cover their costs. Read More

RWRP event 26.09.19 - sponsored by the ERF

26th of September, 2019

A great event held today at Furness College with excellent speakers and presenters, very informative and well-received from all of the participants! Many thanks to all for attending and it would be great to hold the event again next year. Read More

Room for improvement!! Barrow named worst in North West for recycling

23rd of September, 2019

https://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/17919995.barrow-named-worst-north-west-recycling/#comments-anchor Barrow has been ranked the worst performing area in the North West for the number of people recycling. Barrow Borough Council has the lowest recycling rate in the North West, as well as the 3rd worst in the country. In 2017 to 2018, Barrow only had a recycling rate of 19.6 per cent. The govern... Read More

North Walney NNR Beach Cleaning Campaign

23rd of September, 2019

Important information below: Our next event will be on: Saturday 28th September 2pm - 4pm BAE's Environment Network group has informed us that they will be attending and we therefore could have 15 - 20 additional volunteers than normal. Given the large numbers that are anticipated it is most likely that we will have to ask volunteers to walk up to and back from the nature reserve from West Sh... Read More


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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