In order to support the sustainability of the community transport service; demonstrate our commitment to the environment and maximise on the potential of our resources, we have diversified to provide event recycling services. In 2015, over 100,000 people received the recycling message at the events we serviced. We covered some very high profile events including the Spring Festival and Winter Fair at the Royal Welsh Showground. These two events attracted over 55,000 people, which produces a lot of waste! We were able to capture over 70% of waste for recycling.
We can provide help with pre event planning, environmental policies, waste audits, advice on waste minimisation, event resource management, recycling bins for hire and supply volunteers.
We have built a mosiac in the yard of a Welsh Dragon. The dragon was made out of 2 inch square tiles cut to shape using a diamond blade glass saw. All the tiles were made by hand here at Llanwrtyd Community Transport Event Recycling. The tiles were made from resin and imploded glass and stuck to the wall using a special glass tile adhesive. The glass is all collected at local shows and events and imploded on site. We have used a couple of different methods to frame the mosiac in a bid to show what can be done with old bottles.
For more information and products we make using recycled glass see our Magiglass creations page
'Turning local waste into a local resource'
By re-using materials, we are helping to protect our natural resources and by finding local solutions, we are conserving energy; reducing transport costs and carbon emissions. We are participating in the understanding that we all have a part to play in climate change.
For more information contact:
Dave Brown, Project Co-ordinator of Events Recycling, board member CTA Wales 01982 551295
The organisation recognises with appreciation the work of their volunteers who contribute to both the community transport and recycling services.