A national museum recycling network, Museum Freecycle UK, was launched today to encourage the recycling and reuse of exhibition build elements between museums by Urban Salon and the Freecycle Network. The launch coincides with UK Recycle Week. Museum Freecycle UK is the first industry-wide and national Freecycle network created since Freecycle was founded in Tucson, Arizona in 2003.
The idea was floated in an article by Alex Mowat, Creative Director of Urban Salon in Design Week two weeks ago and received such a positive response, that Urban Salon went on to work with the Freecycle Network to set up the online portal. The group is being run by Urban Salon with the support of SHARE Museums East and The Collections Trust.