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Look Inside Scrapstore: The Charity Diverting Tonnes Of Waste From Landfill

Words by Abi Scaife

Every year, the Work and Play Scrapstore diverts 60 tonnes of waste from landfill. Run by volunteers, the charity promotes the circular economy and protects the planet, operating on an important mission to prove that we can re-use. 

Based in London, Scrapstore is a fantastic treasure trove, presenting waste and surplus goods as arts and crafts materials to inspire creativity. You will find paper and paint, textiles and trimmings, buttons and bubble wrap, wood and wondrous props, foam and fine wire and so much more. 

Stocks vary each week with donations coming from eco-friendly and many big-brand companies. Many state schools have low budgets for art materials, so this charity also allows teachers to access materials to inspire imagination and creativity in the children's education – all for free. 

Find out what happened when we went inside the Work and Play Scrapstore. 

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