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First Pass it on Week Launches in Scotland

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First Pass it on Week Launches in Scotland

First Pass it on Week Launches in Scotland
March 13
08:42 2015

People across the country have been embracing Pass it on Week, Zero Waste Scotland’s new awareness campaign which sees over 150 events up and down the country aimed at persuading people to swap, donate, share and repair.

Designed to encourage people to re-use items as often as possible, the campaign runs from 7th to 15th March and is backed by Scottish cycling legend Graeme Obree.

Over 150 events are happening across Scotland for Pass it on Week, including the Bike Station’s jumble sale, where visitors can swap, sell and buy wheels, gears, lights, frames and bike accessories and trade old parts.

Obree (pictured right, with Greg Chauvet of Glasgow Bike Station), broke two world records on bikes adapted with re-used parts from  household items: ‘People always talk about the washing machine parts I used for ‘Old Faithful’, the bike I used to break the hour record, but I actually went further with the bike I used to attempt the human-powered land speed record.

‘This used old frying pans and roller blade parts which were made from solid materials. It was really gratifying to give them another life.

‘I’m pleased to support Pass it on Week and donate some parts to the bike jumble sale.’

The week’s events has also included clothes swapping clubs, donation drives, clothing repair workshops, seed swaps, a golf club amnesty, a ‘free shop’ at the University of West of Scotland and a workshop showing how to build your own wind turbine from recycled materials.

Zero Waste Scotland is calling on Scots to pass on one item they no longer need. Call the National re-use phone line on 0800 0665 820 and arrange to have it collected for free and taken to a local reuse organisation.

A full list of events is available at www.passitonweek.com, including a bike jumble sale which take place this Saturday, 14th March, at Glasgow Bike Station.

For more details on Pass it on Week and how to re-use items more, go to www.passitonweek.com and to pass on a large item from your home call 0800 0665 820 or go to www.reusephoneline.com

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