An Irish social enterprise that provides art and educational materials for creative activities while also promoting sustainability. They collect waste materials from businesses and individuals that would otherwise end up in landfills, they then sort and process them into useful resources for art and education.
ReCreate’s mission is to inspire people to think creatively and sustainably, and to empower communities to make positive changes for the environment. One of their main goals is to reduce waste and landfill usage by giving a new lease of life to discarded materials. They work with a range of businesses to collect materials for free that can be reused and recycled, they then take them back to their warehouse where they get them ready for people to reuse for teaching, learning or their own art practices. This approach not only diverts waste from landfills but also reduces the demand for new resources, which is a crucial aspect of sustainable development.
By providing such an extensive collection of art and educational supplies crafted from recycled materials they promote creativity and innovation. With doing this, they also encourage people to think outside the box and create unique and sustainable circular practices for both educational and individual purposes.
They also provide workshops, kits and training programmes that teach people how to reuse and repurpose waste materials, further encouraging sustainable practices.
Another great bit of work ReCreate do, is their connection to the community, through different activities such as workshops, educational programmes and events. These activities not only promote sustainability but also bring people together and encourage them to learn and create in an eco-friendly way.