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Wreck collective was set up in 2005 to promote creative recycling. Started by Chris and Kim, we have expanded to a core team of ten, most us being based in London and Kent. We scour skips and recycling websites for stuff "that might be useful"

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What we do.

What we do.

We are also well known for picking up stuff left on the side of the road. We use these "old" items to create new ones. These take all shapes, forms and sizes. Our largest project was a 29 foot diameter geodesic dome, created entirely from recycled and sustainable materials. The poles were coppiced from a farm in Kent, the hub/joiners were made from gas pipe offcuts and the canvas came from a scout group who were replacing their tents.

Our Projects

We also make hand cranked bubble machines which are really popular with kids, from old bits of wood and stuff we come across. Our most recent project is the pedal powered cinema. This has developed from something quite simple... a reclaimed bike pedalled by a willing volunteeer rigged through a 12 volt battery from which a dvd player and screen are powered. This has been developed into a rig where the output that the pedaller produces is shown through a series of flashing lights, and if the output dips too low, the film stops! We show short independent films as well as music promos, in our geodesic dome to as many people as we can.

Our Projects

We aim to show that with some ingenuity and imagination there are no limits to what can be achieved with creative recycling