03 MAY

Llanelli’s first ever Zero Waste Centre

West Wales based charity Foothold Cymru, launches Llanelli’s first ever Zero Waste Centre at the Foothold Community Hub in Stebonheath, Llanelli.

Launched on Tuesday 1st March, the Hub gives the community the option to repair and repurpose household items instead of buying new, saving both money and the environment.

Focused on reducing landfill by upcycling, repair and repurposing as well as saving families money, Foothold Cymru’s Zero Waste Hub includes a fabric and craft Scrap Store, a Library of Things, a monthly Repair Café, and a Paint-Repaint centre which will sell paint that has been recycled direct from the manufacturer at discounted prices.

Mike Theodoulou, Chief Executive said “Foothold Cymru are passionate about saving money and reducing waste. We want the families we work with to learn new skills so that they can repair and re-use their much-loved belongings, rather than throw away and buy new”

This exciting new project has been funded by the Welsh Government Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme. The scheme is administered by WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action).

The team at the Zero Waste Hub host regular upcycling and craft events for the home, a bike maintenance workshop teaching people how to repair their bikes safely and host regular Give and Take Events at the centre throughout the summer months.

To help run the project, Foothold Cymru are looking for volunteers to join the Zero Waste Hub Team. Vanessa Bolton, one of the officers running the hub explained: “We’d love to hear from qualified electricians, people who can repair basic mechanical items and toys, and anyone who would like to help us sort and display donated items to our scrap store so that local families can take what they need for crafting and creative play with their children.”

If you’d like some more information about the Zero Waste Hub, or if you’d like to volunteer a few hours a month, please visit www.footholdcymru.org.uk. You can get in touch with Vanessa on 07539 881333, or email info@footholdcymru.org.uk.

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