#ElectricAvenue pop-up shop
Pre-loved lamps, keyboards, blenders and slow cookers are just some of the items up for grabs in the new #ElectricAvenue pop-up store designed to help tackle electrical waste (e-waste) in the Galleries in Bristol.
The Black Friday Giveaway will hand out electrical items recently donated by households across Bristol which have been cleaned, repaired, safety checked and are now looking for a new home.
Launched on Black Friday, the pop-up shop is open until 5th December. Customers will be able to take an item home for free and are also being encouraged to donate a working electrical item they no longer want which will be re-homed. These can be taken to the store directly or dropped off at the Reuse Shop in Avonmouth. Anyone who donates an electrical item they no longer want or need is entered into a prize draw to win a £50 voucher for the Reuse Shop.
The #ElectricAvenue campaign is a pilot project being run by environmental charity Hubbub and Bristol Waste Company and funded by Ecosurety. It aims to show consumers that second-hand electricals still have value and highlight the environmental impact of e-waste – one of the world’s fastest growing and most toxic waste streams.
Only 20% of e-waste is currently recycled globally and a recent report revealed in October that waste electronics in 2021 will weigh more than the Great Wall of China. After Norway, the UK produces the second most electrical waste per person in the world.
As well as extending the life of electrical items, the project is keen to highlight the value of materials they contain, such as metals which are finite resources and should be recovered in the recycling process and not put in general waste streams.
The #ElectricAvenue pop up is located on the ground floor in The Galleries. Any electrical item that is in working condition will be accepted as long as it has a plug and can be lifted by one person.
Opening hours are: 10am – 6pm Monday – Saturday; 10am – 5pm Sunday.
One free item per person.
The Galleries, 25 Union Gallery, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XD
Tue 30 Nov to Sun 5 Dec 2021