New directory shows how to re-use, repair and reduce waste 

Looking for ways to reduce the impact of goods and services on the environment?

Brighton & Hove has a wealth of local businesses, services and voluntary groups that are helping people and businesses to find new uses for unwanted items, source sustainable gifts and keep their own things for longer.

There’s also a growing number of workshops and community groups in the city ready and willing to share their knowledge and help people repair, redesign and re-purpose their stuff.

BLUEPRINT circular economy directory

Some of them are featured in the BLUEPRINT circular economy directory. You can find the directory entries on a map on the BLUEPRINT website.

Brighton & Hove City Council became a partner of the BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy Project earlier this year. 

The project has a total budget of 5.6m euros, of which 3.8m euros were provided by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg France (Channel) England programme. The project will accelerate the transition to a circular economy – the principle of designing out waste and pollution by re-using, repairing and recycling existing resources.

Councillor Amy Heley, lead member for environment & sustainability, said: “We’re working alongside partners in England and France to create practical and useful ways to reduce the amount of waste and pollution from the things that are thrown away.

“The directory highlights local enterprises that are working to keep materials and products in use for as long as possible. This could involve re-use and recycling, developing products that last, sharing tools and knowledge and providing opportunities to repair and refurbish items to give them a new lease of life.”

We are currently contacting more businesses in the city to invite them to join the BLUEPRINT circular economy directory.

The BLUEPRINT wardrobe survey

Share some information about what’s in your wardrobe, and you could win £100.

The survey will collect information on the clothes we buy, dispose of or give away. We’ll use the results to plan for additional textile collection bins and campaigns to encourage and support people to re-use, repair and swap clothes.

Take part in the BLUEPRINT wardrobe survey

The closing date is 15 December 2021.

More information

Find out more about the BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy.

We are committed to taking action to move towards a circular economy through our 2018 to 2023 Economic Strategy and 2030 carbon neutral programme.

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