Welsh Environment Minister opens recycled wood shop

Environment Minister, John Griffiths, has helped open a shop in Newport selling goods made from recycled wood.

The Woodstore, is run by Reseiclo, a social enterprise that collects unwanted wood from local businesses in south east Wales. This wood is then sold as timber or turned into handmade pieces for the home or garden, saving it from going to landfill sites. Items for sale in the shop range form coasters and picture frames to bespoke garden furniture.

The Minister, who jointly opened the shop on Upper Dock Street, with The Right Worshipful, The Mayor of Newport, Councillor Margaret Cornelious, said:

“I am always interested to visit community projects where people use sustainable principles to improve their communities. Wood recycling projects like Reseiclo, allow us to save valuable timber from being needlessly sent to landfill sites.”

Reseiclo is staffed mainly by volunteers. Adults with learning disabilities work at the site to gain social and practical skills by helping to make products to be sold in the shop.

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