Back2New innovative social enterprise project

Back2New innovative social enterprise project

Photographs of upcycled furniture will be going on display in the atrium of the Council office in Dooradoyle. All items have been produced as part of the Back2New project in Newcastle West.

Back2New innovative social enterprise project

A unique superhero design on an upcycled chair, with the Back2New project. Photographs will be on display going on display in the atrium of the Council office in Dooradoyle.

Furniture and household items donated by the public and obtained from Recycling Centres throughout Limerick have been restored and are being put on display in the atrium of the Council office in Dooradoyle as part of European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR).

Growing out of a 2012 pilot furniture upcycling project between the Limerick-based Southern Region Waste Management Office (SRWMO) and West Limerick Resources, Back2New is an innovative new social enterprise managed by West Limerick Resources which employs participants of the TUS work placement scheme who are gaining skills in furniture repair and upholstery

A wide range of old and unwanted furniture items have been restored and are being placed on display and for sale in Dooradoyle. All proceeds will be reinvested into the future development and expansion of the initiative.

The event forms part of the 9th annual European Week for Waste Reduction (November 21-27) and is aimed at encouraging EU citizens to take action on the amount of waste they produce and to raise awareness about preventing waste.

“We are delighted to support this wonderful community based upcycling initiative that sources old and unwanted furniture and revamps them into one-off unique pieces of furniture, while at the same time developing the skills and employability of participants on the TÚS Community Work Placement Scheme,” stated Pauline McDonogh, SWRMO Waste Prevention Coordinator.

For more information on Back2New visit the West Limerick Resources website, below, or see Back2New Community Upcycling on Facebook.

Visit the West Limerick Resources website here

Check out the Back2New Community Upcycling Facebook page here

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