Green Hub to take over arts re­cy­cling op­er­a­tion

The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS -

The city’s Arts Re­cy­cling Cen­tre is about to get a new lease on life

Set up in 1992 by Com­mu­nity Arts Palmer­ston North to pro­mote the re­cy­cling of ma­te­ri­als for art and craft, the Arts Re­cy­cling Cen­tre (ARC) is about to be taken to the next level ac­cord­ing to chair­man, Dun­can McCann.

Funded and re­sourced first and fore­most for arts ac­tiv­i­ties, Dun­can says Com­mu­nity Arts has had dif­fi­culty keep­ing the cen­tre go­ing be­cause ARC sits squarely be­tween arts and re­cy­cling.

Com­mu­nity Arts have been in talks with the Green Hub who are keen to take over the cen­tre. Through its en­vi­ron­men­tal and sus­tain­abil­ity work, the Green Hub is able to tap into spe­cific fund­ing, as well as hav­ing es­tab­lished net­works that will en­able it to more eas­ily lo­cate prod­ucts and ma­te­ri­als.

Fu­ture plans in­clude hold­ing reg­u­lar work­shops and classes that make use of re­cy­cled and oth­er­wise waste ma­te­ri­als.

ARC will con­tinue to be lo­cated in Square Edge court­yard as a good cross fit with the arts and re­cy­cling. Com­mu­nity Arts will work closely with the Green Hub to en­sure the nec­es­sary sup­port dur­ing the tran­si­tion.

ARC will be closed for the re­main­der of June to en­able Green Hub to re­fur­bish the cen­tre, with new and re­turn­ing cus­tomers wel­come in July.

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