Cumbria Waste support Smurfit beach clean

September 26th, 2019

On Saturday 21st September, Cumbria Waste supported staff from Smurfit Kappa Composites as they tackled a beach clean on Nethertown beach near Egremont.

Cumbria Waste were delighted to be able to support the beach clean and supplied transport and disposal for the rubbish that was collected.

Graham Fraser, Commercial Manager at Smurfit Kappa took the lead on the event with many other staff members, their children and grandchildren also taking part.

The beach clean was a great success and seen 260kg of general litter bagged up and collected. The waste was predominantly general litter, plastic bottles, drinking cans and food packaging. If you think how light each of these items are individually, collecting more than 1/4 of a tonne in one morning is very impressive.

Richard Mackay, Area Sales Manager for Cumbria Waste said:

As a company, we are always delighted to support customers that are making a positive impact on the environment. The event was a great success and hopefully we can continue to be a part of it year on year.

Are you thinking of organising your own clean up/recycling event locally? Get in touch!