September 17, 2021

Waterford man named one of the country’s top ‘up-cyclers’

A Waterford man has been named one of the country’s top up-cyclers after he turned an old wooden barrel into a garden chair.

Dave Yeadon (pictured above with his winning entry) won the Southern Waste Region Category at this year’s National Upcycle Challenge, which was organised by and the Environmental  Protection Agency (EPA) as part of this October’s Reuse Month.

Eight reginal winners were presented with their prizes at a special ceremony in Collins Barracks, Dublin recently.

The Upcycle Challenge invited participants to create something new and useful out of old unwanted and discarded items or material.

Dave took up the ‘Upcycle Challenge’ to convert the barrel using just teak oil and some screws to create the unique garden chair.

More than 230 entries were received for the Upcycle Challenge from individuals, community organisations, Men’s Sheds, and schools across the country.

A total of seven category winners were decided by a judging panel, who also chose the three finalists for the People’s Choice Award.

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