Repurposing is the process by which an object with one use value is transformed or redeployed as an object with an alternative use value. Different from recycling where the object is usually broken down and then re-shaped or re-created into another item, re-purposing often takes some creativity and ingenuity.

There are plenty of groups mending and making all over the city. Here are just a few. 

Boomerang Bags

Boomerang Bags is a grassroots, community driven movement tackling plastic pollution at its source. The bags create a platform to start conversations, connecting like minded people, upcycle materials and work towards shifting society’s throwaway mentality to a more sustainable revolution of re-use-one community, needle and thread at a time For more information Boomerang Bags NZ

The Misprint Co.

The Misprint is a Wellington based company do amazing things with your waste paper. For more information The Misprint.Co

Newtown Tool Library

Tools are expensive, and there are many privately owned tools in our community that only get used once in a while. But, if we collectively own and share tools, there’s no need for everybody to spend their hard earned cash to buy their own private tools. For more information Newtown Tool Library