Last updated: 2019/04/05

Cat Fletcher

Cat Fletcher

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

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Waste Prevention Expert

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Cat Fletcher is a multi-award-winning and tireless waste-prevention activist and is at the front line of facilitating reuse in Brighton and beyond.

In 2009 Cat co-founded Freegle: UK’s online free reuse network now with 2.6 million members and she still does all their publicity. The Brighton Freegle group has over 30,000 members now and keeps about 10 tonnes of stuff out of the bin and reused every month!

Cat sourced most of the materials as part of Design Team for award winning Waste House at the University of Brighton (2012-14) – it’s 90% constructed with ‘waste’ and contributed a chapter for Duncan Baker-Brown’s book about the circular economy “The Reuse Atlas” (2017)

When she’s not talking and lecturing about waste and what she does, Cat is busy actually doing it! She operates a creative reuse depot from 8 shipping containers, runs Tech-Takeback pop-up shops, is the only Council Reuse Manager in the UK and is always collaborating across all sectors to provide solutions to the niche and ubiquitous waste problems that affect us all.

It’s not waste until you waste it.

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