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Have you given any thought to the way you consume items? are you having a clean out, or are you in the market to get some new things for a flat? Often the first things people will do are visit the shops. Although great for the economy, you could save money and benefit the environment, by engaging with the 'circular economy'.

What is the Circular Economy?

Give
Give

Do you have an attic full of things that you don't use? are you using space to store things you no longer need? you could free up that space, help out people around you, and even make some money..

Borrow
Borrow

Do you need something in the short term, a tool for a specific job? maybe you are; moving, shampooing a carpet, repairing kitchen cabinets... could you hire the equipment, or find these tools in secondhand retailers

Mend
Mend

Often we put things aside because we think it will be costly to repair, or we just don't know how to ourselves.. there are loads of courses and resources around you aimed at giving you the right tools to repair things yourself, or putting you intouch with specialists that can do it for you without it costing the earth.

ReUse
ReUse

Ever given a child a present in a box, yet the box becomes the most enjoyed item? upcycling and repurposing items has become fashionable because people are realising the joy in celebrating design and resourcefulness.

Lets Get Moving

Below are some of the initiatives that are already up and running, with plenty more set to come online in the future. Take a look around, and be sure to check back regularly to keep upto date with whats going on.

Electrical Repair directory
Electrical Repair directory

Do you have any electrical items that are broken? Or not working as well as it used to? Always wondered, if it can just be fixed? Use the Repair Directory here to find the nearest business to repair your broken electrical device.

Fixing Factory
Fixing Factory

Here at the Fixing Factory, we’re fixing our relationship with disposable tech. You can give your things a new lease of life. From tablets to toasters, a talented and creative group of fixers will help you repair your stuff and teach you new skills

Real Nappies
Real Nappies

Developed in 2007 by the Women’s Environmental Network, Real Nappies for London works in collaboration with Local Authorities and reusable nappy providers to reduce disposable nappy waste in London

Get Swishing
Get Swishing

Swishing is the easy way to update your wardrobe! It’s guilt free shopping with no cost to your wallet and great for the environment. Swishing works like a giant clothes swap: you bring items you no longer wear and exchange them for something new-to-you!

Reduce and Recycle hub @ Acton Market
Reduce and Recycle hub @ Acton Market

MarketW3 is funded by the local charity Action West London’s (AWL) community scheme, alongside the weekday Acton Market. The Reduce and Recycle Hub runs on the first Saturday of the month which is a lottery funded project. The hub aims is to encourage residents to think about what they consume, use items for as longer, reduce how much they waste, reuse items more and when they no longer need them, recycle them properly

Mindful Shopper
Mindful Shopper

The Mindful Shopper has been created by ReLondon. Our goal is to help everyone discover easy ways to tackle the sheer volume of waste in our lives. We do this by making it easier and more desirable to make sustainable choices, sharing waste-busting products and services and explaining how they contribute to a sustainable lifestyle.

The Wheel (Merton)
The Wheel (Merton)

The Wheel is building Merton’s capacity to reduce waste, reuse and recycle what we can locally. This online hub aims to link existing circular initiatives and enterprises with residents & businesses, raise awareness, support volunteering networks, skill-share opportunities and improve connectivity.

Zero Waste Map (South London)
Zero Waste Map (South London)

The map is intended to support residents and visitors to South-West London to navigate their consumer needs whilst supporting our local circular economy.

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Repair Businesses (East London)
Repair Businesses (East London)

With our current throwaway culture, when something breaks people are much more inclined to throw it away and buy new. However, by repairing our broken items we can save money and help the environment. See what repair businesses are available in East London.

Circular Economy Matchmaker for businesses
Circular Economy Matchmaker for businesses

This digital platform empowers London’s circular businesses to join the dots with like-minded businesses, investors and local authorities to create a community for sustainable value and growth.

Our Partners

Who are they and what are they doing

Petit Miracles
Petit Miracles

Petit Miracles restores and sells upcycled furniture to boost the employability of vulnerable adults, support creative businesses, and protect our planet. We divert repairable furniture that is brought to the recycling centre to them so it can be used to train the volunteers and vulnerable adults to gain skills and improve their social networks

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Let's Ride Southall
Let's Ride Southall

Let’s Go Southall aims to help people in Southall become more physically active. We divert reusable bicycles collected from our recycling centres to support their cycling project where LGS refurbishes and giveaway bicycles, and run free cycle training and group ride

Action West London
Action West London

Action West London is a charity that helps disadvantaged young people and adults improve their lives through education, employment & enterprise