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Working with EMERGE to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle in Manchester.

Posted: 2018-04-19 By Marble Beers

Last month we were contacted by Craig at EMERGE (East Manchester Environment & Resources Group). He explained to us some of the fantastic work that they are doing to improve Manchester’s sustainability through their mantra of ‘the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’.


This is done through their three active sustainable resource and waste management projects:


FareShare Greater Manchester; Over 5.8 million people in the UK live in deep poverty, meaning they lack access to healthy affordable food.  At the same time the UK throws away 3.9 million tonnes of good food every year. FareShare distribute food that would otherwise be wasted to charities and community organisations around Greater Manchester. These organisations provide vitally needed meals, food parcels and snacks to hundreds of disadvantaged people every day. Further information can be found here.


Touch Wood; Working with the National Community Wood Recycling Project (NCWRP) Touch Wood collect redundant wood from construction sites and businesses around Manchester. This waste wood is then processed and upcycled by their team members into usable timber, furniture, and homeware products. These are sold to the public and businesses with any profits going back into the charity. Further information can be found here.


Emerge Recycling; A full range of waste recycling and confidential shredding services to Manchester’s businesses and schools. The team promote sustainable resource management by offering free advice, information, and educational services within the wider community. Further information can be found here.


We were touched to learn how all three actively contribute to our local community and the development and creation of real, sustainable jobs, work and learning experiences. Whilst also reducing waste and improving sustainability around the Greater Manchester area. To show our support we have committed to brewing a beer with EMERGE and donating 25p from each beer sold to support EMERGE projects around Manchester.


We’re going to be launching this celebration Grapefruit & Clementine Berliner Weisse at the Marble Arch on Friday 11th May from 4pm: with sample snacks* that showcase the valuable work done to distribute food to the Greater Manchester community; more information about how you can sign up and support the work of Emerge, Fareshare, and TouchWood; meet the teams from Emerge and Marble; and music from Mr Wilson’s Second Liners!

*Any ingredients that have been rescued and donated by Emerge for this project are responsibly distributed to us. They are surplus to the needs of the recipient network that Emerge Recycling supply daily, and due to time frames, and the products, would have been destined to become Food Waste.

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