A wood recycling and employment support organisation is hosting an open day to inspire zero-waste practices in their community.

Oxford Wood Recycling (OWR), based in Suffolk Way, Abingdon, is holding its Spring Open Day on Saturday, March 18.

The event, which will take place at OWR’s premises, will be full of fun woodwork activities, with prizes to be won, games to play and demonstrations to enjoy.

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Mike Holland, Marketing Manager, said: “We want those who come along to have fun with wood and hopefully be inspired to make or learn something.

“We’re also keen to raise our profile in our local community, to show people what we do and how we do it.”

Mr Holland went on to speak about the importance of wood recycling: “The UK is still one of the largest net importers of forest products globally, including timber, and according to recent data, there are over four million tonnes of waste wood generated in the UK every year.

“There has been a substantial move away from wood going to landfill largely due to better environmental practice.

“From our beginnings, we are proud to have been a part of the revolution promoting reuse and supporting a move to zero-waste communities.

“This open day is a great opportunity for people to see more of what happens across our organisation.

“I love working at OWR, the team are fantastic, and we all work towards making a difference now and for the future.

“We want to inspire people to make a difference in their own lives.”


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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