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!