This article focuses on information specific to United Kingdom. See Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle for a topic overview.
  • Edinburgh is a hotbed of community self-empowerment - with the Edinburgh Tool Library showing the way, The Daily Alternative (Mar 14, 2023)
  • Stop ‘wishcycling’ and get wise: how to recycle (almost) everything, The Guardian (Feb 07, 2023)

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Community Climate Action: Upcycling and mending at the Repair Café, Friends of the Earth
Authors: Friends of the Earth (England, Wales & Northern Ireland), Jan 5, 2023

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Maps[edit | edit source]

Map of Potential, Existing and Prevented Incinerators, United Kingdom Without Incineration Network

Other resources[edit | edit source]

  • Recipro, helps community and charity projects looking for building materials
  • Reuse It Yourself, information on setting up a building material reuse enterprise
  • Reuseful UK, charity that promotes and supports creative reuse
  • How to Set Up a Repair Event in Your Community, July 2015 Make Do And Mend
  • How to...Organise a Swish! August 2015 Make Do And Mend

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Wikipedia: Recycling in the United Kingdom

  • Freegle, British organisation that aims to increase reuse and reduce landfill by offering an Internet-based service where people can give away and ask for things that would otherwise be thrown away. It is free to use and works in a similar way to the international Freecycle. W
  • Freeworld-Recycling, an organisation dedicated to 100% free & local community recycling, salvage and reuse of household items
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  • The Restart Project, London-based social enterprise aiming to revive electronics repair in order to reduce waste
  • Waste Watch, non-profit, sustainability organisation based in the UK, inspiring people to live more and waste less. Waste Watch aims to improve well-being and the environment on a local and global level, by changing the way we live; such as the ways we produce, buy, use and dispose of things. The organisation primarily works with community groups, businesses, schools and other not-for-profit organizations. W

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