The ReCreators Make Waste Valuable
By Ger Tew
Dealing with scalable repurposed designs and all its challenges
Ger is the founder of The ReCreators which is an enviro/social enterprise that combines her passions for the environment, human rights and creative entrepreneurship by leading an upcycling collective. She also works for Social Enterprise Auckland in a bid to promote environmental and social wellbeing outcomes in a business setting.
The ReCreators promotes sustainable upcycling by providing communities with skills through a wide variety of creative workshops which are delivered in schools and community centres. The ReCreators also host a small online shop selling repurposed goods.
Ger's background has been working for the government in refugee and human rights matters, Auckland Council on environmental compliance and in the corporate sector for PWC. The ReCreators is her new entrepreneurial venture. She believes that working collaboratively with NGO’s, government and corporates brings the best results and is enthused to bring this Upcycle Collective to a New Zealand audience.
Ger Tew hails from Dublin, Ireland and moved to New Zealand in 2001.