National Liberal Party welcomes upcycling
THE National Liberal Party welcomes any new opportunity to provide both jobs and a living wage to ordinary British folks. This is especially so when the end product is ethically produced and in accordance with sound ecological principles.
The NLP therefore welcomes the fairly recent trend towards upcycling. Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.
Some examples of upcycling include creating wallets from tires, creating chairs from campaign signs and designing children’s clothing from reclaimed knits.
Many upcycling projects involve just a few individuals. However, we can envisage a time when they grow substantially and move towards workers co-operatives. We wholeheartedly support workers co-operatives as they represent an area of economic activity where ‘workers own and owners work.’
With this in mind, NLP National Secretary Mr. David Durant has called upon the government to encourage and support upcycling enterprises.
“In my view Cameron and Clegg should quit bailing out the banks, speculators, corrupt politicians and supporting the US war machine at great cost.
Instead they should be pumping that money into getting people – and especially our youth – off the dole and into work. They should do their utmost to support upcycling initiatives.”
Date: November 3, 2010