A brand new, innovative charitable re-use shop has officially opened its doors to the public.
This pioneering project, developed by Bryson Recycling, Denbighshire County Council and St David’s Hospice,aims to extend the life of reusable household items while generating profits for a very worthwhile charity. The shop has been opened thanks to support from the Welsh Government’s Circular Economy Fund to improve recycling and reuse opportunities.
Speaking at the official opening event, Councillor Pete Prendergast, Chairman of Denbighshire County Council said: “Having a re-use shop is a great way to change the way that people think about unwanted items.”
“Every year many items that are perfectly reusable are taken to our recycling centers as waste, but these items could actually be used by someone else.”
“By repurposing these items, people are not only raising funds for a local charity but are also reducing waste to landfill and helping to increase our recycling rate.”
Cllr Barry Mellor Lead Member for Environment and Transport at Denbighshire County Council said: “This fantastic collaborative approach from Denbighshire County Council, Bryson Recycling and St Davids Hospice brings multiple benefits to our environment, and residents.
“The shop element raises donations for St Davids Hospice which provides the charity with more resources to help patients, and by preserving items instead of sending them to landfills, we are positively impacting the environment and everyone’s future.”
“I encourage everyone to take advantage of this shop. By shopping at the Rhyl Reuse shop you are supporting local, your environment and this charity.”
Eric Randall, Director of Bryson Recycling added: “We are delighted to see the St David’s Hospice Reuse Shop now open at our site. We encourage anyone visiting our sites to choose to reuse, as it is even better than recycling. As a social enterprise we were keen to deliver a project like this that brings together all three strands of environmental, economic and social well-being”.
Margaret Hollings, Commercial Director of St David’s Hospice added “This is an excellent way to give unwanted items a new lease of life while helping us provide care for local adult patients with life limiting illnesses or those in need of end of life care, and their families”.
The shop is open seven days a week from 9am to 4.30pm (9am – 4pm from November to March) and from 9am – 3.30pm on Sundays.