We’ve been intercepting food for over 2 years. In shopping bags and pull-along trollies, stuffed in car boots and pockets and now, in our lovely crowd-funded van. But we can’t collect it all. Households throw away 7.3 million tonnes of food per year costing families £700. House moves, student terms, allotment surplus, Buy-one-get-one-free offers, over … Continue reading OLIO


I have just arrived in Copenhagen, attending UNLEASH Lab 2017. I was selected out of a few thousand people to be one of 1,000 'talents' from around the world, all gathering in Denmark to work together towards UN Sustainable Development Goals. Here is a video that tells you more about the SDGs, and check out … Continue reading UNLEASH

Wedding time!

It's August, it's wedding season. Thousands of couples around the country are putting together final seating plans, and getting ready to walk down the aisle. Yesterday, team REfUSE joined the season in style: catering for the wedding of Sarah and Jack in Belmont, Durham. Caramelised onion, mushroom and feta tarts on a mezze sharing platter … Continue reading Wedding time!

Thoughtful Mondays

Whilst we wait for our own cafe building negotiations and building work to progress, we have had the honour and privilege of 'popping up' every Monday at the Thought Foundation in Birtley. Thought Foundation is a thoughtful arts and cultural space, formerly a vehicle repair garage, now a beautiful gallery, cafe and shop. It is well worth a … Continue reading Thoughtful Mondays