WRE, Worcestershire Resource Exchange, has now closed.
The project, run through the charity the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust, collected clean and safe waste materials from a range of local industries and businesses, for 18 years, diverting it from landfill, and made them available to members as a creative resource for projects. Materials ranged from paper, felt, cardboard, shiny film, sticky-backed plastic, foam, plastic cups, fabrics, tubing and more.
The project faced many issues recently, with the Covid 19 pandemic and with its last premises and had been unable to open to the public for over a year.
The Trust had been trying to secure new premises for the project over the last few years. Sadly, the search has proved unsuccessful, and the charity could no longer afford to support the staff and running costs.
The remaining resources were disposed of, either through sales, or given to worthy causes.
Roisin Hanks, DWT Project Manager
Tel: 01905 734979
WRE, Unit F9, Blackpole East, Worcester. WR3 8SG