The Shrub Swap & Reuse Hub Co-operative Edinburgh

Turning Passive Consumers into Active Reusers. We began as an extension of the redistribution of goods left behind by uni students at the end of the academic year. Mostly student run and open to the wider community, we now have a Swap and Reuse Hub. On the ground floor is a free shop and a shop where recycled things are sold at low prices. In the basement is Wee Spokes, a free/donation bike workshop where people are helped to fix their own bikes; often using parts from donated bikes. Workshops have ranged from building photovoltaic pannels to wallets from tetrapac cartons.