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Waltham Forest to Host First ‘London Upcycling Show’

Waltham Forest residents will be able to get some inspiration for giving their unwanted items a new lease of life when the first London Upcycling Show comes to the borough later this month.


The event takes place at Walthamstow Assembly Hall on Wednesday 30 November, from 6-8pm, and Waltham Forest residents can register now to attend for free.


The Upcycling Show is being organised by the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) and Keep Britain Tidy as part of this year’s European Week for Waste Reduction (19-27 November). Upcycling is all about getting creative to update or transform existing items instead of throwing them away.


Cllr Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment said: “Upcycling is a great way to get creative and give your broken or unwanted household items a new lease of life. Upcycling is also better for the environment as it helps to reduce the amount of waste that gets sent to landfill. I’m really pleased that we are hosting the first ever London Upcycling Show in Waltham Forest, and I hope as many local residents as possible go along and get some inspiration to start doing it themselves.”


The event will include upcycling demonstrations, workshops and exhibitors . A range of upcycled items will also be available to purchase. In addition, canapés, made from surplus food, will be available for everyone to enjoy.


Visitors will also be able to watch the live judging of a furniture upcycling competition, with a prize of £200 for each category to spend at the Goodlife Centre – an independent learning space that runs a number of workshops on repair and restoration. A number of entries have already been received from Waltham Forest residents.


Waltham Forest residents can register for free tickets to the event now by visiting www.wiseuptowaste.org.uk/thelondonupcyclingshow.


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