Low Carbon Devon-Manufacturers Waste Materials Opportunity

Waste Materials Opportunity for Devon Manufacturers – Low Carbon Devon

Materials Exchange – giving waste materials a new purpose and supporting small-scale designers and makers – A Green Maker Initiative 

We are asking Southwest manufactures to donate their unwanted, but re-useable/ repurposable waste materials – anything from leather, wood, plastics, metals, fabrics, clay, paper, paint, dyes, etc. to contribute to the launch of Materials Exchange on 19th February 2022. We will acknowledge all contributors at the Materials Exchange event and online.

We are keen to help large and small manufacturers, designers, makers and crafts people reduce their waste materials by donating, sharing and repurposing. To this end, we are launching the Materials Exchange at the Green Maker Initiative Event at MAKE Southwest HQ, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey.

At the Materials Exchange launch, Green Maker Initiative members – southwest designers, makers and crafts people, will exchange their unused materials for items that that they can repurpose.

The Green Maker Initiative is free to all designer-makers in the Southwest and provides support for members to reduce the environmental impact of their work and communicate sustainable practices. The Materials Exchange is one of the activities of the Green Maker Initiative, a collaboration between University of Plymouth’s, Low Carbon Devon project https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/sustainability-hub-low-carbon-devon

and MAKE Southwest (previously named Devon Guild of Craftsmen), supported by the ERDF and Arts Council England. 

Link to the Green Maker Initiative and the GMI Event page:


Please let me know if you need any further info. I look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Emma Whittaker: [email protected]