First ever Zero Waste Hub to launch at Clissold Park next week

Clissold Park will next week play host to Hackney’s first ever Zero Waste Hub, a free community pop-up for residents to reuse, repair and learn new skills.

People will be able to get electrical items fixed, bring in unwanted household items, take others, learn how to repair clothes and buy a bike or get theirs fixed.

Zero Waste Hubs replace the Council’s popular Give and Take Days, where last year nearly 600 people donated and collected items for free, diverting around 5 tonnes of waste from disposal.

The Council is co-hosting the event in partnership with Plastic Free Hackney, Hackney Fixers, Forest Recycling Project, TRAID and Peddle My Wheels.

Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Sustainability, & Community Services
Alongside eliminating excess consumption altogether, growing the circular economy is crucial to addressing the significant and increasing worldwide problem of resource depletion, including deforestation, harmful mining, and the consumption of fossil fuels that cause global heating. By keeping products and materials in use, we can contribute to the regeneration of the natural systems on which we depend and re-orientate our economic system to deliver permanence and prosperity for all.

Our new Zero Waste Hubs will provide residents with the opportunity to participate in the circular economy by taking home household goods that would otherwise be thrown away, swapping, and learning how to fix their broken items, bringing to an end the take-make-waste linear economy that is so harmful to the world we share.

Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Sustainability, & Community Services

The Zero Waste Hub takes place at 11am-3pm on Saturday 8 June at Clissold Park.

For more information, visit www.hackney.gov.uk/zero-waste-hubs.

The event is also part Circular Economy Week London.