Recycling project ‘InUse-ReUse’ create palette of colour to suit the palate of upcyclists in Lambeth.

A recycling project is turning pallets – wooden package-carrying frames into park benches.

An scheme in Brixton is demonstrating how the so-called circular economy can work on a local scale, benefiting the environment and the community.

Supported through Veolia Lambeth’s Recycling Fund for Communities, discarded wood pallets have been collected from Brixton market by social enterprise firm InUse-ReUse, and transformed into bespoke benches for Slade Gardens in Stockwell, less than a mile down the road from where the pallets were first used.

InUse-ReUse collect pallets locally and divert them from land fill, where they are instead reused, up-cycled into furniture or recycled.

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