Wyatt & Jack Inflatable

The #inflatableamnesty can go global! This is how to save paddling pools from landfill!

Wyatt & Jack Inflatable

A new life for all those old inflatables

A while ago I wrote about how happy my little tote bag made me. It was originally a bouncy castle, and the enterprising Wyatt & Jack saved it from landfill and turned it into a very handy bag. I like to think it is infused with the happiness of all the kids who bounced on it. It is strong and weather resistant, big enough to hold a LP, or my Chromebook and a large notebook or two.

I’m in the Ikea LiveLAGOM Facebook group where we share ideas about recycling and living sustainably. A while ago Aileen posted:

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“I have a very old 10ft paddling pool that is like a teabag it’s been lying in the shed for so long. What is the best way to dispose of this.”

I mentioned my bag and a sudden whirlwind of activity happened. Aileen’s paddling pool was sent off to Wyatt & Jack on the Isle of Wight via Re:Craft Glasgow an an arts and crafts materials reuse and recycling shop run by another Lagommer!

Georgia from Wyatt & Jack had been meaning to do something with her old paddling pool for ages and their workshop has become a magnet for all sorts of discarded beach stuff like windbreaks and dinghies. The #inflatableamnesty was born, an open invitation to send old and useless inflatables was issued and since then and Wyatt & Jack have been inundated with old crocodiles, flamingos, paddling pools and lilos. This is what they are doing with them!



This could go global!

If one little company in a small workshop on a tiny island can do this much to prevent landfill, imagine what would happen if the project had some money behind it to expand. Wyatt & Jack are keen to make this bigger so they have set up a Kickstarter.

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A lot of Kickstarters offer incentives and the ones from Wyatt & Jack are ace and start from a fiver! The mini card pouches would make nice little presents but you can get bigger rewards, right the way through to a weekends bag making workshop and overnight stay on the Island!

I don’t think I’ve ever promoted a fundraising project on less-stuff before but I would love this to work. So please consider dropping them a quid or two.

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You can see what else Wyatt & Jack have been making here https://wyattandjack.com

and in case it doesn’t embed, the link to the Kickstarter is here:

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Lisa Cole

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I'm Lisa Cole. I'm a designer and writer who lives in Bristol. Less-stuff is about my journey to live a more organised life. I document little things I can change to live more sustainably. I'm not a minimalist!

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