Reduce and Recycle Hub Launches at Acton Saturday Market

Environmental initiative to be held on a monthly basis

Reduce and Recycle Hub Launches at Acton Saturday MarketPicture: Acton Market

On Saturday 1 October Acton Saturday Market W3 launched their Reduce and Recycle Hub during The Great Big Green Week.

The focus of the first event was waste reduction and circular economy. Acton Market has gained lottery funding to support the project and so looking to build it into a useful hub of help, support and education for the local community.

It provided an opportunity to recycle by bringing along old or unloved items such as clothing and shoes, small electrical items and laptops. Repair of bikes and clothing was also on offer.

Environmental charity Traid collected many of the items brought along. It is committed to protecting the environment and reducing world poverty by recycling, fundraising and campaigning in the UK. It also offers a doorstep collection in partnership with Ealing council for clothes and small electrical items. For more information on how to book a doorstep collection click here.

The Fixing Factor were also on hand to collect old laptops to be wiped clean, upgraded and presented to a new owner.

Ealing Repair Dafe were there to teach you how to patch and darn your clothes. Extending the life of your clothes helps the planet as well as saving you money. . The Ealing Repair café is run by volunteers and meets up monthly in Ealing Broadway.

In partnership with Ealing Council, Dr Bike mechanics carried out minor repairs on the spot and gave advice on how to look after your bike to keep you riding all year round. They hold regular sessions across Ealing borough.

Sustrans was also there getting feedback from Acton residents for a walking and cycling hub which will be based near the Friary Park Estate..

Many of the regular stall holders also sell returns and seconds from the high street at a reduced price. So come along and grab a bargain, knowing you will be helping reducing waste as well as saving money.

The Reduce and Recycle Hub project at Acton Market is part of the lottery funded project, part of the Climate Action Fund. It aims to become a regular feature of the market on the first Saturday of the month, with 5 November and 3 December being the events for 2022. If your organisation, community group or as a trader are interested in getting a stall or can volunteer to help run some of the activities, email

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October 6, 2022