Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
The 3Rs we live by.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
The 3Rs we live by.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
The 3Rs we live by.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
The 3Rs we live by.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
The 3Rs we live by.

Volunteer hours given 2020/21

tonnes of food redistributed 2020/21

tonnes of waste recycled 2019/20

tonnes of wood reused 2020/21

Our vision is a world where Reduce, Reuse and Recycle are second nature. A world where people don’t go hungry. A world where people cherish and innately value natural resources.

EMERGE has been at the front line of sustainability and 3Rs practice in Greater Manchester for over two decades, improving people’s lives and upskilling our wider community in the process.

Supported by our sister social enterprise EMERGE Recycling, our charitable activities include the Greater Manchester operations of national food surplus charity FareShare, FareShare GM; our innovative reclaimed timber workshop Touch Wood; and our successful Volunteering and Employability Programme.

Our vision is a world where Reduce, Reuse and Recycle are second nature. A world where people don’t go hungry. A world where people cherish and innately value natural resources.

EMERGE has been at the front line of sustainability and 3Rs practice in Greater Manchester for over two decades, improving people’s lives and upskilling our wider community in the process.

Supported by our sister social enterprise EMERGE Recycling, our charitable activities include the Greater Manchester operations of national food surplus charity FareShare, FareShare GM; our innovative reclaimed timber workshop Touch Wood; and our successful Volunteering and Employability Programme.

FareShare Greater Manchester

We run the Greater Manchester branch of national charity FareShare, working in partnership to help people experiencing food poverty and reduce the impact of food waste on the planet.

EMERGE Recycling

Our sister social enterprise has provided high quality recycling services in Greater Manchester since 1996.

Touch Wood

Our reclaimed timber workshop specialises in reusing waste wood and upcycling it into bespoke products.

Volunteering and Employability

Whether it’s a 4-hour shift once a week, or a one-off contribution of time, we offer a wide range of interesting and rewarding opportunities.

Touch Wood

Our reclaimed timber workshop specialises in reusing waste wood and upcycling it into bespoke products.

Volunteering and Employability

Whether it’s a 4-hour shift once a week, or a one-off contribution of time, we offer a wide range of interesting and rewarding opportunities.

“EMERGE has been plugging away on the environmental agenda for over two decades, pioneering practical solutions and providing tangible opportunities for people in Greater Manchester to embrace the idea and practice of “the real 3Rs”, waste reduction, reuse and recycling.”

Warren Smith, Lord Lieutenant & Patron of EMERGE

“I’ve known EMERGE from their earliest days when they evolved from a local voluntary pressure group and decided to focus on practical recycling action to create local jobs and retain the wealth of resources in their community. Their story is one of perseverance, innovation, passion and resilience. Their contribution to the Manchester economy and environment is significant for its longevity and accumulated impact.”

Ray Georgeson, Chief Executive, Resource Association