Upcycling, Resuse and Repair as Part of Industrial Strategy

Up-cycling, reuse and repair on a large scale can be part of an industrial strategy. The UK does not manufacturer as much as it used to but could become the repair and up-cycling “capital” of Europe. We need to get inspire by UK companies such [Lunaz] in Silverstone, which David Beckham has actually invested in. Up-cycling and reuse and repair is in its infancy now with repair cafes popping up all over the UK - these tend to be local community based operations but the principle could be massively up-scaled. This would also generate employment. There is already a shortage of mechanics in the UK that know how repair EVs - not just cars, but buses too. e-bikes and e-scooters also need repairing and people with the right electrical skills are short on the ground.

See FT article