Welcome one and all to Plymouth University's second Swap Shop for recycling unwanted items of clothing.
In the run up to the Summer Ball and holidays, we are asking you to have a rummage through your wardrobes and clear out your used fancy dress costumes, never worn dresses or too-small shirts to give your old items some loving at a new home! You may take home as many ‘new’ items from the event, as you have donated in the week prior.
Here at Plymouth University we care about sustainability and about making the world a lovelier place for us all. UK consumers have around £30 billion worth of clothes that they haven’t worn for a year hanging in their wardrobes. In 2012 alone UK consumers held on to a staggering 1.7 billion unused items!
As well as bagging new and free items of clothing at the Swap Shop, increasing the active use of clothing items by an extra nine months can reduce water, carbon and waste impacts by up to 20-30% each and save heaps of money.
So, start your rebellion against society’s throwaway culture by donating your unwanted, unused or ill-fitting clothes and accessories to us in the Hive. In return for your clothes and a £1 donation, you will receive stamps on a Swap Shop card to then exchange for other items at the event. If you don't have anything to donate, visit us on the 30th to pick up something ‘new’ or exciting on the day!
Collection days in the Hive
- 24 April: 12pm-2pm
- 27 April: 2pm-4pm
- 29 April: 3pm-5pm
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This event is organised by Jasmine Tribe, a final year Environmental Science student in collaboration with The Shelo Orphanage Foundation. Email her for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org