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Community group secures funding to help reduce waste

Centre 63 based in Kirkby has been awarded a share of £150,000 to help the Liverpool City Region reduce, re-use and recycle more.

The money has come from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund 20/21 which was set up to help support waste prevention, re-use and recycling initiatives.

Centre 63 – Remake Yourself is an ongoing programme that provides sewing classes and upcycling furniture workshops while supporting the skill development of young women. The funding will help the centre to concentrate on unwanted furniture and textiles and the Centre 63 youth club will be focused on the reuse and recycling of plastic and food waste activities.

Project applications had to tackle one or more of the four priority household waste materials which have been identified by MRWA as key, namely food, plastics, textiles and furniture. 

An analysis of waste in the Liverpool City Region highlighted that a greater amount of these materials could be re-used or recycled. Projects also included other household waste materials, for example paper, card, metals.

Chairperson of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA), Councillor Tony Concepcion, said: “We know that there are a lot of communities concerned about climate change and sustainable living. Giving groups the opportunity to get involved in looking after their environment can only bring benefits to all and can help us appreciate items as valuable resources rather than something which otherwise might be just thrown away.

“We’ve seen that previous projects have continued to deliver benefits beyond the first year, through their legacy and ongoing impact on behavioural change, and in many cases through new or continuing activities.

“There has been some disruption with the Coronavirus pandemic but we’re confident that these projects will go ahead. I wish them all the best and look forward to seeing the impact they have.”

 

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