WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Our aim is to unite people, from all walks of life, around our shared problem with plastic waste. We do this by providing lots of different ways for people to work together to help reuse plastic waste locally. From wallets made from plastic packaging to planters made from old vinyl banners - we are exploring the possibilities of this waste material, sharing our learnings, tools and equipment. We believe that by working together to creatively reuse plastic waste for our own benefit, we become better connected, happier, healthier and stronger.

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. It's a problem that unites us.

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!

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 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