A reuse initiative organised by the Liverpool Guild of Students that’s collected more than four tonnes of unwanted kitchen items and other items inviting local residents and communities held a Free Shop Giveaway Event today.
All items at the event have been donated by Liverpool University students and local residents across various halls of residence and properties – and were collected by the Guild’s ‘Leave Liverpool Tidy’ project. The project, funded through Liverpool City Council and the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund is one of ten projects being supported this year with the aim of preventing waste and encouraging re-use.
Sean Turner President of the Liverpool Guild of Students said: “The Free Shop initiative is a great way for students to give something back to the Liverpool community after finishing their studies – by passing on their unwanted household items, they’re helping to reduce waste and offer essential items to those in need.
“The shop is open to all residents and communities in the local area, and we’ve encouraged people to make use of it.”
Cllr Graham Morgan, Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority Chairperson is supporting the work of the project: “This is an excellent project that encourages the diversion a whole range of material away from landfill. Reuse if at the heart of the Authority’s work and we look forward to seeing the results of the ‘Leave Liverpool Tidy project’.”
Pictured: (left to right): Carl Beer, Chief Executive of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority with Lauren Carrington and Ananda Mohan from Liverpool University Guild of Students and Tony Scott, Sustainability and Waste Prevention Officer, Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority – at the Community Free Shop at St Bride’s Church, Percy Street.