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The Repurpose project was a €1.1 million reuse project, 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.

The pioneering pilot project ended in 2017 however two of The Loops secured local funding and are still in operation today, serving the local community.

Find out more about The Loops

The aim of the project was to equip local people with the skills and resources to recycle and reuse more, reduce fly-tipping and improve their local environment. As well as offering affordable furniture the project offered 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 Outcomes:

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

For more information, please contact Rebekah Phillips at Groundwork London


REPURPOSE is funded by European Commission’s LIFE + Programme