Here you will be directed to information about all the amazing projects in and around Bristol that mean your unwanted resources can be given a new life somewhere else with someone else. This includes used clothing sent all around the world to people who really need it, waste resources from businesses reused for children's play, unwanted wood that's collected and reused for new building projects and unwanted household items that find their way to a new home. Surplus food is distributed to people in need, and used for ethical catering.

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Community activities

 
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The ReUsery is a new not for profit organisation based in Redfield. We promote sustainable development through reduce, reuse, repair, upcycle, and recycle initiatives. We run and host various inspiring sustainable lifestyle workshops, reuse craft classes and some free skills swap sessions from our studio on Church Road.

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Tangent Field is an open architectural field-research practice. We work with individuals and community groups; specialists and novices making temporary or permanent constructions. We often use performance as part of our method. And reclaimed or found materials as our resource.

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North Bristol Community Project aims to  empower disadvantaged  people to take control of their lives through education and vocational training projects; in turn supporting their wider communities, enabling them to thrive.

 

Material/Furniture/WEEE

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We collect household furniture and appliances on a daily basis that are then made available at as low a price as possible in our retail outlets. These can then be delivered to the new owners.

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Emmaus Bristol

In the eight years since we first opened we have achieved our core aim of establishing a home and work for 23 previously homeless people. Emmaus Bristol is a member of the worldwide Federation of Emmaus Communities.

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The Baby Bank Network redistributes outgrown baby clothes and equipment to families in need via existing family support networks. @babybanknetwork

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Children Scrapstore

We collect safe unwanted resources from business and industry to provide as a low cost resource for groups and organisations to use for creative play with children, young people and vulnerable adults. 

Bristol Wood Recycling Project

Bristol Wood Recycling Project, best in the West for 9 years. Reclaimed timber, Wood waste collection service, Workshop products from reclaimed timber.

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We fix up and safety check unwanted children’s bikes which can then be swapped for free or at a very low cost (depending on condition) for outgrown or damaged kids bikes in the community.

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Bristol Bike Project

We are a comprehensive Community Bike Project, repairing and relocating unwanted bicycles. We aim to help people from all walks of life get out on two wheels and for it to be an inclusive and empowering experience.

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Bristol Bike Project

We are a comprehensive Community Bike Project, repairing and relocating unwanted bicycles. We aim to help people from all walks of life get out on two wheels and for it to be an inclusive and empowering experience.

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Collect Eco

Collecteco exists to help our clients reuse and recycle the maximum and we supply a range of services to achieve this.

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Life Cycle UK

Bike Back Bristol is an innovative bicycle refurbishment project run by Life Cycle UK, in partnership with HMP Bristol and supported by The Big Lottery Fund and The Naturesave Trust.

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Bristol Textile Recycling

BTR Ltd is a textile recycling company renowned in the industry for providing excellent service standards and pride ourselves on the longstanding relationships we hold with charities both nationally and locally.

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Provide WEEE compliant IT disposal and secure data erasure. Equipment is refurbished and made available at low cost to individuals, schools and charities.
Working in partnership with Bristol CC on the ‘Bristol Computer Reuse’ project, which aims to bridge the ‘Digital Divide’ within Bristol.

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Re:Store

Re:store accepts donated furniture from the community and repairs or renovates them in its workshop to be sold through our shop. The project gives excluded young people an opportunity to gain skills and interact positively in their community.

Food

 
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We see food as a vehicle for social change. Our charity works with people in hardship to create some community solidarity around food and our trading arm works will local producers and farmers to get local and ethical food accessible to any Bristolian. All our profits go to our charity.

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FareShare South West is run by Community Initiatives South West, to deliver a food service to local community and voluntary organisations. We redistribute good quality surplus food and drink from the food industry to disadvantaged individuals.

You!

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Networking/Consultancy

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Resource Futures is an independent environmental consultancy business. Our vision is for a circular economy in which resources are used and re-used efficiently and effectively

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Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC is an independent leadership organisation that works with cross-sectoral partners and a network of over 800 Pledge members to help make Bristol “a low carbon city with a high quality of life for all”. @bgreencapital.

You!

Let us know about your project! Email us.