A network composed of Bristol-based reuse organisations has won a £50,000 grant from a European Commission initiative to boost capacity and partnership working.
The fund, awarded by Bristol 2015 European Green Capital, will help not-for-profit organisations within the Bristol Re-Use Network. The money will be allocated to a number of projects to:
- increase collaborative working between members
- promote the reuse of goods and materials
- review the potential for capacity increases at Bristol’s household waste recycling centres
Bristol is the first UK city to win the prestigious European Green Capital, which is run by the Commission to promote the efforts of environmentally conscious local councils across the continent.
Independent environmental consultancy business Resource Futures is to manage the project on behalf of the network.
Ben Moss, founder of network member Bristol Wood Recycling Project, said: “A city based on a circular economy where employment, resilience and behaviour change is created through the re-valuing of our resources to reflect the true worth they possess, is the Bristol that we want to be part of making.”
Members of Bristol Re-use Network and partners of the project include:
- Resource Futures
- Bristol Wood Recycling Project
- Children’s Scrapstore
- Bristol Bike Project
- Bristol Textile Recyclers
- Sofa Project
- Kecks clothing
- Tangent field