Beer, Bikes – and Business

The best and brightest of Merseyside’s circular economy will be showcasing their offerings at a ‘marketplace’ event in Liverpool next week (Wednesday 22nd June).

As part of the International Festival of Business 2016 Edge fringe festival, the event (Beer, Bikes and Buffet: A re-use marketplace on how to upcycle your business) will see a dozen local organisations set up stalls to promote themselves, good practice in resource efficiency and to sell their products to IFB delegates.

Organised jointly by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and Groundwork Liverpool, Beer, Bikes and Buffet is taking place at Constellations in the city’s Baltic Triangle, and will promote the business benefits of re-use, recycling and waste prevention. There will be workshops, demonstrations, produce and products from a wide range of local businesses, social enterprises and community organisations throughout the day.

Those already signed up include food producers and nutritionists, furniture upcyclers, a bike refurbishment enterprise, local charities and an urban farm.

Carl Beer, Chief Executive of MRWA, said: “Getting all these organisations together in one place at the same time will help showcase just how much is going on with the region’s circular economy. The IFB Edge fringe festival is the ideal opportunity to promote this all as one – saving resources, reducing food waste, giving unwanted things a new lease of life, cutting carbon and congestion and improving lifestyles.”

Councillor Graham Morgan, Chairperson of MRWA, said: “We’re hoping to attract IFB delegates on the day, but the invitation is open to all – there’ll be something for everyone!”