Nearly 300 items were rehomed at the Stowe event, reducing waste and benefiting the environment.
On Saturday, October 22, a successful pop-up reuse store in support of South Bucks Hospice was held at the New Inn at National Trust Stowe.
The charity’s Butterfly House in High Wycombe, a day hospice that offers palliative care to patients on an outpatient basis, benefited financially from the event, which was jointly organised with FCC Environment.
The energy-from-waste incinerator at Greatmoor and the nine residential recycling facilities in Buckinghamshire are both operated by FCC Environment.
At one of the recycling facilities or directly to the hospice’s reuse stores in Aston Clinton and High Wycombe, the public donated all of the products that were being sold that day.
A total of 286 items, including tailor’s mannequins, baskets, garden furniture, Christmas decorations, toys, and antiques, were sold on the day, avoiding the production of an estimated 1.3 tonnes of waste.
Jackie Ward, CEO of South Bucks Hospice at Butterfly House, praised the team for staging yet another fantastic pop-up reuse shop.
“These activities are a great way for us to raise crucial funds for the hospice and enable us to keep offering holistic palliative care to Buckinghamshire residents and their families,” the hospice said.
On that day, around 300 products were sold.
“Reuse falls under’reduce’ at the top of the waste hierarchy and has the largest carbon benefit of all the methods to dealing with garbage,” said James Reseigh, contract manager for the FCC.
“It’s amazing that the pop-up event was so well accepted, as we are not only saving materials from going to waste, but we’re also lowering carbon emissions,” said the organiser.