During Waste Reduction Week 2017, we hosted a Pop-Up Clothing Swap at Nathan Phillips Square in partnership with the City of Toronto. The event was a success, diverting almost 300 kg of textiles from disposal.
Building on the successes of the Pop-Up Clothing Swap, as Recycling Council of Ontario we developed the Swap It Toolkit, a multi-language and customizable package of resources that includes everything you need to organize a successful swap event in your community, building, or workplace. We hope that through swap events hosted from the Toolkit communities are inspired to think about their clothing footprint by extending the life of products and reduce waste.
Swap events can be organized by anyone! Whether your swap will be just a small gathering in your apartment building or a large event in a community centre, any person or group is encouraged to use this step-by-step guide to assist with planning their swap event.
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