“Pass It On” week for Shire residents

Aberdeenshire residents are being encouraged to join in with a re-use revolution, as part of a new national week to promote swapping, sharing and donating.

Pass it on Week will take place from 7th to 15th March and Zero Waste Scotland is promoting it to encourage people to pass on things they no longer want to someone else, rather than throwing them away.

Local people are being urged to donate items to charity, swap with friends and given second hand goods a try, as part of a national week to minimise the amount of re-usable materials sent to landfill.

Zero Waste Scotland is also encouraging individuals, businesses, community groups, schools, colleges and charity and re-use shops to organise events such as swap shops, clothes swaps, repair workshops and upcycling sessions to help spread the word and give people a chance to get involved.

A huge range of materials are available on www.passitonweek.com to help anyone interested in organising an event or wanting to find out more about the week and what’s happening.

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland said:

“Pass it on Week is all about getting the message out that if you’ve finished with something, then someone else will be able to make use of it, so rather than binning it, please pass it on.

The great thing is that there are loads of fun and social ways to do this.

Swap shops are a great way to have a clear out and pick up things for free.

Clothes swaps are a fun way to refresh your wardrobe, whether you’ve changed size and need to trade things that no longer fit, or want to swap some ill-advised impulse buys for things that are more your style.”