Friday 13 July 2018

SHRUB Co-operative Reuse and Recycle Centre

On Wednesday I visited SHRUB Co-operative a Swap and Re-use Hub in the centre of Edinburgh.
They are currently preparing to expand into new premises. The building above, which is their current home which currently houses the Wee Spoke Hub is going to become entirely dedicated to this purpose.. The Wee Spoke Hub is where people can learn how to fix their bikes.

SHRUB also run an inspiring range of workshops on up-cycling and sustainable living. A couple of years ago I went to one of their jewellery making workshops which was great fun! (You can read more about it here).

SHRUB also have wonderful examples of upcycling all throughout their premises, including these two 'chandeliers'

SHRUB also have a swap shop (which is currently closed while they organise their move). You can either turn up with something to swap on the day or your can become a member and donate items to build up swap credits which you can then use to take things at a later date.

SHRUB are on a mission to make Edinburgh a Zero Waste city!

SHRUB will be launching in their new locations over the summer and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how they develop!


Jenn Jilks said...

Well done. So many reduce, reuse, recycle places around the world!

Geraldine said...

Zero waste is something we should all be striving for, sadly too many people do not seem to care much if at all. So many implications for being wasteful, all negative.This is an inspiring post, thanks Juliet.😂

Deb G said...

Very worthy work! Love that chandelier.

Magyar said...

__ One of the 're-cycle' things I do sans prideful words, is re-forming fallen tree limbs (etc.) into walking sticks or canes; as I have seen by my 'maker's mark', some are well employed. _m