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The Repurpose project works across London, supporting residents on five housing estates to transform redundant spaces into community reuse hubs – locally known as The Loops – for the collection, refurbishment and redistribution of household items which would otherwise have gone to waste.

Each hub employs a Reuse Coordinator, who is supported by an assistant and a team of volunteers, and offers a doorstep collection service on each estate for bulky items.

Find out more about The Loops

The aim of the project is to equip local people with the skills and resources to recycle and reuse more, reduce fly-tipping and improve their local environment. The project offers accredited training, employment and volunteering opportunities for residents.

The creation of the Loops was also complemented by an indepth community engagement and behaviour change programme to tackle the root causes of fly tipping and encourage positive environmental action.

Repurpose is being delivered by Groundwork London and London Community Resource Network, along with local partners, and is funded by European Commission’s LIFE + Programme.

For more information, please contact Graham Parry at Groundwork London:


REPURPOSE is funded by European Commission’s LIFE + Programme