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Swap Shop Boutique for Rutherglen

Evolving reuse and recycling with the R:evolve Recycle Climate Challenge Fund project.

A new Swap Shop Boutique opened in Rutherglen yesterday (10 January), as part of the activities of the R:evolve Recycle Climate Challenge Fund project. Community members are invited to swap their unwanted clothes for something they do want, all for free! The shop will be open Tuesday - Friday 10am-4pm and on Saturdays from 10am-2pm.

Lightburn Elderly Association were awarded a grant from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund to develop the R:evolve Recycle project in Cambuslang and Rutherglen through 2016/17. This followed the success of the previous R:evolve Recycle project which ran from from April 2015 to March 2016. This intergenerational project involved the older generation sharing skills to help the community repair, upcycle or swap clothes to reduce the amount of textiles landfilled.

Between April 2015 and March 2016, R:evolve Recycle reported that 98% of their swap shop customers were willing to pass on skills they had learnt to others, while 88% of swap  were more aware of the environmental impact of clothing.

Find out more about the activities R:evolve Recycle project in its first year of operation in the R:evolve Recycle Climate Challenge Fund case study.

 

12 January 2017

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