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County Voice: March 2023

Bws Benthyg stops at Ruthin to tackle climate crisis

A collaboration recently brought a bus stocked with reusable items designed to tackle climate change.

The Council has been taking part in a programme with the Design Council called ‘Design Differently’.

The programme looks to discuss, better understand and celebrate how community organisations are working together to tackle the challenges produced by climate change.

Throughout the programme the Council has been working on ideas around the circular economy with staff from ReSource CIC and Bryson’s Recycling. Bryson’s Recycling will be working with Resource CIC to intercept items destined for landfill which could be donated and reused through the Bws Benthyg project.

It was decided to focus on showcasing Bws Benthyg (Borrow Bus) which is a fairly new Denbighshire based project.

Bws Benthyg has many items ranging from lawn mowers to chocolate fountains and allows people to borrow the items for a short period rather than buying new.

This supports the reduction of non-recyclable waste materials harmful to the environment that are thrown away when needing newer items.

Bws Benthyg was present at the Old Court House alongside representatives from the collaboration and items from the bus were showcased with information provided on how to use them at home.

Councillor Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “I am really pleased we with our partners were able to host and showcase this unique service in Ruthin and hope residents found it very useful how reusing can make a difference when tackling climate change.”


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