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Free creative resource for families to reduce household waste

To coincide with Global Recycling Day, KWMC The Factory has released a free, family-friendly magazine filled with stories and advice for reducing household waste – and getting creative while you do it.

The magazine includes a range of tutorials, activities and puzzles inspired by The Factory’s recent project ReThink ReMake ReCycle, where residents of South Bristol came together to explore the scale and environmental impact of common household waste materials such as paper and plastics.

Working with The Factory team and designer Lisa Cole, 48 people across 22 households took part in a series of online workshops to look more closely at the kind of materials they threw away, and how they could design and make sustainable alternatives.

The sessions focused on three themes:

ReThink: think carefully about how we can reduce or repurpose our waste

ReMake: make DIY alternatives that are reusable or use more sustainable materials

ReCycle: recycle our waste, turning it into useful materials and objects


Read or download the magazine

You can read the zine or download a copy to your computer here: ReThink ReMake ReCycle Zine

Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer: the magazine has been saved as an interactive document so you can download a copy, click on the framed boxes and type your notes directly into the document.

You can find out more about the ReThink ReMake ReCycle project here or contact of you have any questions or would like to talk to us about our work in sustainable manufacturing.

Global Recycling Day

KWMC The Factory published the magazine to coincide with Global Recycling Day on Thursday 18 March – an annual event created in 2018 by The Global Recycling Foundation to ‘help recognise, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet.’

The theme of Global Recycling Day 2021 is #RecyclingHeroes, which will recognise ‘the people, places and activities that showcase what an important role recycling plays in contributing to an environmentally stable planet and a greener future which will benefit all.’


ReThink ReMake ReCycle was part of the Bristol+Bath Creative R+D Inclusion Programme and ParCos, an EU funded project exploring how we communicate and understand science stories.

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