We are working closely with local people in Stockport, Greater Manchester to strengthen community resilience and cohesion. Our activities focus on reusing plastic waste locally. It’s a problem that concerns over 80% of the UK and so we find ways for people from all walks of life to work together around this shared problem. All of our activities are designed to be perfect opportunities for people to better understand their neighbours, build new connections, learn new skills and improve their health and happiness.

We know that plastic waste is a big issue for lots of people, no matter our age, race, gender, income, abilities or religion. In fact over 80% of us are concerned about it in the UK.

Plastic is an amazing material that we can reuse and recycle locally. We're not just talking about putting your plastic in the right bin - we mean actually turning it into something you will find useful again. By reducing the amount we waste and reusing it for our own benefit we can help create a more sustainable, greener and cleaner society.

We aim to share the resources that the local area need to reuse plastic waste for their own benefit.  We want to make sure our activities and resources suit a whole range of abilities and time commitments. This includes everything across the whole recycling and up-cycling process from collecting and cleaning plastic, right through to designing and making new things from the waste. The more different opportunities the more people can get involved!

We believe that by working together as a community to reuse plastic waste for our own benefit, we become better connected, happier, healthier and stronger. We hope that reusing plastic waste locally will soon become a part of everyday life in Stockport. 

Take a look at activities you could get involved with here. Or book a workshop with us for your community group, staff team, class or event!

 

Email rachel@plasticshed.org to find out more