Reducing waste by re-use

A key objective of the Wanaka Community Workshop is to reduce waste. The key means by which we achieve this is by re-using and re-purposing material that would otherwise be dumped.

Recently volunteers dismantled wooden racks which once held products at the now closed Mitre 10 shop off Reece Cresent.

This work took many hours.

The outcome was Oregon framing timber, plywood and MDF/HDF board suitable for re-use.

This material was offered for sale. The funds raised by the sales will support the operations of the Wanaka Community Workshop.

The Oregon, plywood and MDF / HDF Board are funding new uses.

Most has gone to projects around peoples homes – lining garages, shelving, playhouses. Some uses were more exotic – a floor with a yurt at Hawea for example.

Its great to see this material being re-used. Construction material makes up a large proportion of material we dump as a society. Our planet cannot afford for this to continue.

A load of timber and plywood heading for a new life as shelving