Donate, swap and share for Pass it on Week 2016

News story posted: 04/02/2016

Groups and individuals are being invited to take part in Pass it on Week by organising an event which will encourage their community  to repair and share old and second hand items rather than just throwing them away. Pass it on Week is Scotland’s annual week to encourage people to re-use things more often. The week takes place 5-13th March 2016 and people and groups, including charities, businesses, communities, individuals, and schools are invited to get involved by organising an event that promotes re-using, sharing, swapping, upcycling, and repairing.


Events can be anything from a car boot sale to a clothes swap (a swish), a repair café to an upcycling workshop. Recycle For Scotland has several how-to guides on their website to provide information on how to plan a repair café, a swish (a clothes swap get-together), a car boot sale, an upcycling workshop, a give box, or a lending library. These guides can be downloaded from www.recycleforscotland.com/re-use/passing-it


Last year people swapped books, music, clothes, jewellery, bike parts, seeds, kitchen equipment, office furniture and even swapped skills (including bee keeping and fencing). There were donation drives in major charity shop chains across the country and people sold second hand items at bike jumble sales and indoor car boot sales.  Others held repair workshops for laptops, electronic items and clothes and set about upcycling old furniture, upcycling old pallets into new furniture, and old metal into sculptures. Download the Pass it on Week toolkit for ideas of what kind of event you could put on.


There are a range of posters available on the Recycle For Scotland website to help you promote your event. Have a look here - www.recycleforscotland.com/re-use/pass-it-week/pass-it-week-posters-and-resources


Register your event and let everyone know what you’re doing. Registering your event means that Pass it on Week can spread the word about what you are doing. Even if your event is not open to the general public, it’s still good to register it so local media can see what people are doing in the area. Register your event here - www.recycleforscotland.com/submit-an-event


More information

For more information and help, contact Miriam Adcock: miriam.adcock@zerowastescotland.org.uk or tel: 01786 433930.

Visit www.recycleforscotland.com/re-use/pass-it-week

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