Celebratory Completion of the RePurpose Community Recycling Trial

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It was great to get together and reflect on all the hard work from so many people that has gone into making this project a success.

On Saturday 11th August we celebrated the end of our trial project on Resource Recovery with an event to thank all those that have been involved in this project over the last few years.

RePurpose was a joint initiative between Grey Lynn 2030 and Earth Action Trust, a migrant led organization based in Mt Roskill, to create a drop off point and second hand shop for unwanted household goods in Onehunga. Both groups are passionate about waste reduction and had secured funding through the Waste Minimisation Fund in order to set up the centre and gain some hands on experience in the waste recovery sector.

As part of the trial Resource Recovery Centre in Onehunga we ran some upcycling initiatives and importantly created health & safety and operational documentation on running a centre.

We recently created a short video to share our learnings with other groups looking to enter this sector explaining what the project was about, why we did it and what we have learnt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0VqnTp66LA

Our impact:
During the trial period, which finished at the end of June 2018, we have managed to divert 10.8 tonnes of waste from landfill. Around 5 tonnes of product was sold through the second hand shop, with the rest being donated to various organizations as the end of the trial.