Guides get creative with Matform’s material donations

PVC offcuts are being transformed into striking decorations thanks to Matform and the Girl Guides.

Strips of material that were previously cut off and binned are now being reused by 1st Bognor Girl Guides after Katie Linskey, Matform’s Office Administrator, saw potential in the white PVC offcuts.

When the correct sheets sizes are being cut for a job to be printed, there is inevitably waste. But when Katie spotted the 1cm strips in the bin last December, she began bending and folding them, and realised they would make good Christmas decorations.

“I took a bundle of the offcuts home and using a glue gun, I was able to make a snowflake-styled decoration,” explained Katie, who is a volunteer Leader at 1st Bognor Girl Guides.

“When I brought them back into work, we decided that they would look good in the glass window of the office, so I made some more at home.

“As Christmas approached, I was looking for a new craft to do with my Guides and thought a snowflake-making activity would be ideal. The girls all wanted to take part and were very excited about the activity,” added Katie.

Making the snowflakes was a success – not only with the Girl Guides, but it plays its part in supporting Matform’s environmental policy of reusing, recycling and reducing waste wherever and whenever possible.