Our April Swap Shop at Cogges is fast approaching

March 13th, 2014 by J-P Leave a reply »

We’re organizing another Swap Shop on Sunday 6 April at Cogges, five minutes’ walk from the town centre, Madley Park and Cogges itself. Doors open at 9am for bringing, and 10am–12.30am for taking away.

What’s a swap shop, you might ask? Well, we’ve run a few before so we’ve got it down to a fine art by now:

  1. you can bring usable items you no longer need (if you like)
  2. you can take other people’s items away (if you like)
  3. but there’s no obligation to bring before you take, or vice versa

Ultimately the goal is to divert as many unwanted goods from landfill as we can, by pairing them up with people who need them and will make use of them. At the end of the day we partner with local charities to ensure as many items as possible are given a new lease of life.

At a rough estimate we’ve diverted around a ton and a half of waste from landfill through our past few swap shops, and they’re also a great way to envisage the things you own, and the very ideas of second-hand and reusing, in a different light. Come along if you’re available!

(Oh, and if you’d like to support the swap shop, here’s a poster you can print off and put up in your workplace or wherever you like!)


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