Huge Boost for Stirling’s Green Credentials
Local environmental charity Transition Stirling has opened their new Reuse Hub to the public. Located at 4 Borrowmeadow Road, Springkerse, the new facility will receive donations of goods and materials from households and businesses, to be upcycled, repaired or used in creative projects.
The space also has dedicated maker spaces for local artists, as well as a retail outlet for members of the public to purchase processed items.
Supported by a host of partners, including Stirling Council, Forth Environment Link, Recyke-a-bike and Creative Stirling, the opening marks a turning point in Stirling’s drive to imbed sustainability into our everyday lives.
Kate Hamilton, Reuse Hub Manager said:
‘We are delighted to open our doors to the public, and welcome them to this facility, which gives access to reusable goods and materials, disposed of at the household waste and recycling centre . The Reuse Hub is the latest in Transition Stirling’s projects to promote sustainability and the reduction of waste in our everyday lives, and will make a huge difference to the approach Stirling takes to products and goods. So many items are thrown away that could be repaired, reused or upcycled into beautiful pieces of art or furniture.
‘Combining workshop, retail and donation spaces will help Stirling get firmly on the path to Net Zero, and do our bit for the planet. I’d like to thank our partner organisations, including Stirling Council, Forth Environment Link, Recyke-a-Bike and Creative Stirling for the collaborative effort it’s taken to get this project off the ground.’
Alyn Smith MP said:
‘Stirling has so many brilliant projects and ideas in motion at the moment, and the Reuse Hub really will enhance Stirling’s creative base whilst also helping us tackle climate change. The pandemic showed us what was and wasn’t working in our daily lives, and as we return to a new normal it’s important we consider what we rebuild to. Transition Stirling and their Reuse Hub have an important role to play in promoting sustainability and helping Stirling residents to live greener lives.
‘I commend the partnership working this project demonstrates, another real-world example of the cultural, artistic and charitable talents we have here in Stirling in spaces. As the City of Culture 2025 process continues, I’ll be loudly and proudly championing projects such as these which showcase Stirling at our best. ‘
Attached is a picture of Alyn Smith MP, Councillor Jim Thomson, Duncan Clark, and Daniel Stunell, at the opening of the Reuse Hub on Saturday 5th March 2022.
The Stirling Reuse Hub is supported as part of Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficient Circular Economy Accelerator Programme, funded by the Scottish Government and European Regional Development Fund. This programme provides funding and support for small and medium sized businesses in Scotland to be more resource efficient and create a more circular economy.