Resource 2015

THE Event of the Year

2015 Resource Logo Datesvenue



This is THE Resource Management Conference with representation from designers, manufacturers, retailers and resource recovery experts.

Reuseful UK have negotiated an exhibitors stand at this event and our very own CEO Nikki DiGiovanni will be a speaker on the panel of one of the programmes' sessions. click here for speaker list

There is still time to book your free ticket for Resource so if you do decide to attend we would love for you to pop round and see our stand (374) and say hello.


Welcome to Reuseful UK, the home of creative reuse


Our Members support reuse of resources for community benefit through the diversion of clean reusable scrap waste materials from businesses. ReusefulUK is a registered charity incepted by scrapstores, resource and creative reuse centres to gather and share information about issues, barriers, opportunities, good practice, achievements, promotions and publications.


Donate materials...

Donate scrap materials to our Scrapstores.

3 ways to donate...

Donate your time, your money or even whilst you shop!

Browse all Scrapstores...

Browse all of our Scrapstores.

Search for your nearest Scrapstore ...

Use our map to search for your nearest Scrapstore.

Nip it in the bud


Gloucester Scrapstore, a treasure trove of scrappy delights which we raided for a craft table at E's birthday party. Families can pay £7 for an annual membership and fill up a Tesco bag with materials for £5 each time they visit (community groups can fill a trolley for £12). It's a much more creative (not to mention cheaper) way of crafting with kids. E was easily occupied with buckets full of bottle tops while I had a rummage through fabrics and rolls of paper.
If you're short on ideas there's a whole page of downloadable craft leaflets on their website. The Scraptstore is open Tuesdays 10 – 7pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 – 5pm and occasional Saturdays.

Many thanks to Nic from 'Nip in the bud' blog for writing this blog post.

If you would like to write a blog post for us, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Click here to view more blogs on on Nics' page

Gloc Blog 2


Continue Reading...
12 Days of Christmas


As we are all preparing for the festive season ahead, we thought that we'd round off the year with our 12 Days of Christmas Crafts

Have a Happy Christmas, Pancha Ganapati, Hanukkah, Yule, Kwanzaa, Hogmanay, Malanka, Dongzhi Festival, Newton Mas, Quaid-E-Azam if you celebrate and last but not least, we wish a fabulous 2015!

The Reuseful UK Team

For Christmas, my scrapstore gave to me;

  1. Fingerprint Christmas Lights
  2. Diary Wreaths
  3. Initial Ornaments
  4. Sassy Snowmen
  5. Toilet Paper Roll Stars
  6. Ice Queens
  7. Woven Finnish Stars
  8. Christmas Tree Garlands
  9. Magical Christmas Lanterns
  10. Pop-Up Christmas Cards
  11. Christmas Stars
  12. Christmas Rag Wreaths
Continue Reading...
Volunteering – Good for your health!


When I first started working at Reuseful UK last year it was as a volunteer. Volunteering had always been something I wanted to do. Having a new focus and feeling good about giving something back to the community. I learnt so much in only a matter of days about the secret world of scrapstores and all the amazing work scrapstore members do for their communities.

Continue Reading...