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Declutter and help others this Pass It On Week

With Pass It On Week upon us, now is the perfect time to clear out cupboards, wardrobes, garages and sheds of unwanted or unused stuff that could have a useful life with someone else.

What will you get up to Pass It On Week (11-19 March, 2017)? Over 600 events are due to take place to mark Scotland’s annual re-use week, from swishing – or swap-shop – events, to repair and upcycling workshops and bike donation drives to pop up shops for preloved goods. The week includes a Big Electric Amnesty with hundreds of organisations from Hawick to Orkney running drop-off schemes for people to donate unwanted electronic items for re-use.

Here’s a flavour of the Pass it on Week events taking place across Scotland:

  • Highland Council Re-Use Pop Up Shop, Eastgate Centre: creative ideas for re-using or passing on unwanted items; how to breathe new life into tired furniture; free textile repair and upcycling workshops.
  • Library of Things, Kirkcaldy: launch of a library of DIY tools and gardening equipment that can be borrowed for free – 11 March
  • Re-style Fashion Show, Edinburgh: an evening of sustainable upcycled fashion and live music – 11 March
  • Rohan stores across the country are collected unwanted outdoor gear in return for discounts of full price purchases – from 11 March
  • To find out what’s happening near you and where to take unwanted items, go to http://www.passitonweek.com/

Don't forget to share your pictures and tweets on social media using the #PassItOnWeek hashtag.

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