Reduce food waste and save money this Christmas
Around 80% of the food bought during Christmas time ends up in the bin, which is bad news for the environment as well as your pocket. The Love Food, Hate Waste campaign has lots of simple ideas to help you reduce food waste and save money this Christmas.
Barrow in top ten of improved recyclers
Barrow is one of the top ten most improved areas in the country for recycling household waste, new figures have revealed.
Have a green Halloween
Halloween celebrations are growing in popularity in the UK, with more and more people enjoying the chance for parties, dressing up and lots of delicious food. The downside to all these festivities is the amount of waste generated by disposable decorations, wasted food, and even fancy dress costumes discarded after one use, not to mention the dent in your pocket once the party is over. However, you don't have to spend lots of money or fill up your rubbish bin this Halloween. It's possible to have lots of spooky fun without spending a fortune and you can help the environment too!
Ground breaking ceremony for Barrow waste treatment plant
Work is now underway on the second of the county's two new mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plants at Sowerby Woods Business Park in Barrow.
Show your support for the environment during the World Cup
Cumbrians are being asked to recycle as much as they can and also consider their food waste as they support their team at this summer's World Cup.
Roadshows to show real nappy benefits
Parents across Cumbria are being encouraged to ditch disposables and use real nappies to help save money and the environment.