Today the Waste Innovations Eco-Portal was launched to the press. The shop in St Mary's Street looks wonderfully eco-friendly and stylish, with the flooring being made from recycled newspapers and magazines and all the fittings being made from reclaimed wood and recycled circuit boards. The items for sale are equally environmentally friendly, hemp bags, trinket boxes made from reclaimed materials and whole ranges of jewellery made from off-cuts and found materials. The press pack contains a bookmark and key ring both made from recycled circuit boards.
The launch included a song from Ferial Puren of Waste Innovations, then I read Amazonia and Swifts. Then there was time to chat over snacks, the paper napkins were left over from someone's wedding, which I thought showed a real commitment to re-use.