In 2021, Community Wood Recycling worked with EventCycle to collect waste wood from COP26 exhibitor stands.
Amongst the materials collected by local recyclers Glasgow Wood were the birch ply components from the YouTube exhibitor stand. Since then, the timber has almost all been-sold and re-used, but in Spring 2023, Scottish Libraries contacted Glasgow Wood about a bespoke order, just in time to make use of the final sheets.
The YouTube Exhibitor stand at COP26
The team at Scottish Libraries wanted to order peg boards, and it turned out that they were for a project very close to our hearts. They planned to create eye-catching displays for nine pilot Lend and Mend hubs (facilitating free access to equipment to repair, reuse, and up-cycle everyday items) being set up in nine local libraries from Orkney to South Ayrshire. Glasgow Wood were delighted to play a part in this project, and the peg boards have now been installed in their new homes.
The Mend and Lend peg boards in place at a library
Victoria McQuillan (Project Delivery Officer for Lend & Mend Hubs in Public Libraries) said:
“They have been really well received across the project and brilliant for creating our Lend and Mend identity. We’ve also shared the story about the recycled ply from Cop26, which people have really loved too.”