A Stenalees-based charity has been awarded £45k from the Time After Time fund to run a project across Cornwall to tackle e-waste.
The Treverbyn Community Trust has converted its “really lovely van” into a mobile electronics repair café, which will travel to hard-to-reach areas across the county to offer local residents a repair service. It will also collect unwanted electrical items across the county and redistribute them to people who need refurbished items to stay connected.
The team will bring a range of tools, experts, volunteers, know-how to each mobile repair café stop. The project will involve local communities and parish councils in the China Clay area, and further afield, with the mobile repair café touring the area.
Treverbyn’s mobile repair café is one of ten UK projects awarded a share of £500k from the Time After Time Fund, created by environmental charity Hubbub and Virgin Media O2 to support environmental projects across the country.
Nick Waitz, development officer of Treverbyn Community Trust, said: “This generous fund is enabling our mobile service to reach remote hamlets and villages. We’ll bring tools, know-how and positivity to the issue of waste electricals. The most ecological items are the ones you own, let’s keep them working!”
For details of where the van will be traveling in the coming months, click here.