ReUse Festival tackles ‘throw away’ culture

Easton will host the city’s first ReUse Festival which aims to tackle Britain’s throw away culture.

Organised by the Bristol ReUse Network, the event next Saturday will feature activities designed to help people think twice before throwing away an old appliance or consumable.

The Festival will take place in St Marks Road, Cafe Connect and St.Marks Baptist Church between 10.00 and 16.00.

Bristol ReUse Network said: “We think it’s extremely important that you know about all the many ways your personal or business materials and unwanted resources can be reused before anything has to be recycled or, sadly, sent to landfill.”

“The benefits of re-use are massive and are social – providing jobs, training, skills, opportunities for play, crafts and making – as well as environmental.”

‘Make music out of junk’

Old furniture, clothes, electrical items and more can be brought along and given a health check at the Repair Cafe, and there will also be a chance to get creative with the Basingstoke based group, The Drum Runners, who will be teaching the skill of music making, using junk.

Litterarti will be also be there, encouraging people to make works of art out of waste.

Cyclists will be given advice from Charity Organisation Life Cycle UK, who will be on hand with Dr Bike and visitors will also have the opportunity to swap their surplus foods in the Big Food Swap.

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