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Helping you save resources

Each year we generate nearly 300 million tonnes of waste - that’s nearly 5 tonnes for each person (including, perhaps especially, children!) This waste causes environmental damage and costs businesses - and consumers - money.

Things are getting better: we re-cycle about four times as much waste now as we did ten years ago. However there’s still a long way to go. We produce about 8 million tonnes of food-and-drink waste - 7 million tonnes of which is food. Think of that - 7 million tonnes of food. Even if you didn’t eat it, you could make electricity out of it - and save carbon. A tonne of food waste, converted into electricity, saves the equivalent of a tonne of carbon dioxide.

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Swap Shop

Bring any unwanted articles, take away anything you fancy, do one or the other, or both - you don’t need to bring anything to take something. Our volunteer helpers, a dozen or so, run two events a year in Eynsham, spring and autumn.

Though we no longer accept TVs, computers, or printers we are happy to take other electrical items. These are PAT-tested by a qualified volunteer before being put out for swapping. Find yourself a new kettle, iron, crock-pot, or hair straighteners. Anything that fails the test is taken by us for recycling. At the end of the morning any remaining items are taken to charity shops. You can find anything from garden furniture to LPs, clothes, toys, puzzles, teapots, wallpaper …

Swap Shop is brilliant for finding bits for projects and DIY. If you have a large item (furniture, ladders etc) bring along a photo and we will display it. It’s all entirely free (donations are, of course, welcome) so do come to our next one - enquiries to Eleanor Chance.

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