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Posted on 5th June 2018

WISER Life is committed to growing and sustaining the project beyond the EU programme throught After Life activity at the Rediscovery Centre. The Eastern Midlands Regional Waste Office was identified as an early adopter and supporter of community reuse projects and we have been fortunate to gain their suppot for future iniatives that foster creativity, reuse materials and create valuable jobs within communities. In particular EMWR’s support of the REUSE Academy offers community groups in the Eastern-Midlands area FREE upcycling, business planning and reuse courses.

The Reuse Academy was established is a partnership between the Eastern Midlands Regional Waste Office and the Rediscovery Centre to promote reuse skills in areas such as furniture upcycling, fashion upcycling and bike repair. The Reuse Academy provides a limited number of free reuse skills training courses to groups in the following local authority areas: Dublin City, South Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Louth, Meath, Longford, Laois, Westmeath, Offaly, Wicklow and Kildare.

These sponsored courses will be facilitated by skilled trainers and they are suitable for community groups, charity shops, youth clubs, men’s sheds and secondary schools. The courses provide a fun and creative way to find new uses for old items. Each workshop participant will leave having learned a new skill. The furniture, bike and fashion upcycling workshops help to reduce the amount of items going to landfill, instead giving them a new lease of life. The fashion workshops, which will teach participants how to repair and modernise clothing and are a particularly popular offering of the Reuse Academy. composting SE development

Groups can book a place on the REUSE Academy by contacting their local authority Environmental Awareness Officer or through Joanne Rourke, Resource Efficiency Officer with the Eastern Midlands Regional Waste office at joanne.rourke@dublincity.ie

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