logo-irishtimes” ReCreate, in Walkinstown, diverts end-of-line materials from landfill, providing creches, schools, community groups and families with art materials. Members pay from €60 to €250 per year for as much as they can use of items including woolly offcuts from Avoca Handweavers, Bewley’s hessian coffee sacks, mosaic tiles, coloured bubble wrap and corrugated plastic tubing. “The shrieks of joy we get at this place just makes me feel so good – you know you’re doing something right,” says Dara Connolly, who estimates it saves schools up to €1,500 per year. It works for businesses, too, he says: “Bewley’s is a perfect example. Once they got on board, they changed their production process to embrace reuse. “

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