BMC Climbing Gear Recycling Initiative
Volunteers needed for new project looking at recycling ropes and other climbing equipment.
Posted: 15 May 2012
The BMC is looking for volunteers who would be interested in getting involved in a trial project aimed at investigating the potential for a commercial business based on the recycling of old climbing ropes and other hardware.
The germ of the project came from a BMC member, Dan Firth, who works in sustainability and wondered, when the time came to dispose of an old rope, whether there was a commercial opportunity there. With the encouragement of the BMC, he investigated further and came to the conclusion that it may indeed be a goer.
As a result, the BMC is now looking for a couple of bright sparks in the Manchester area to set up a pilot scheme for gear recycling. The pilot scheme will last for three months and be unpaid, though if it succeeds, the project will roll out countrywide and there would be a paid-work job after the initial pilot.
The BMC says the post would suit 'a recent graduate looking for experience on how to set up and run a social enterprise and learn about sustainability'.
Great idea and a fascinating opportunity for someone. You can find full details at thebmc.co.uk/rope-recycling-volunteer-needed-for-climbing-recycling-project.
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