The City of Sydney and Planet Ark will host Sydney’s biggest Swap Party on Monday 10 November at 12.30 pm in Martin Place, Sydney CBD.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP said: “The Swap Party is about encouraging sustainability, recycling and reuse. Swap parties are a chance for people to gather and exchange items in a fun forum that promotes recycling and reuse while reducing our footprint on the environment.”
The City of Sydney is aiming for a 70 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 as part of its Sustainable Sydney 2030 strategy. A key part of this is about using resources more efficiently, recycling and reusing products and waste where possible.
Planet Ark CEO, Sean Barrett said: “Recycling everything from clothing through to books or furniture is instrumental in helping to manage climate change by saving energy and water and by reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Getting a single cotton dress from a swap party rather than buying it at a shop, saves around 22,000 litres of water.”
Everyone is invited to search through their belongings for up to three easy-to-carry, quality items they would like to swap, such as books, CDs, clothes, DVDs, and bric-a-brac. Exchange these for tokens on the day, then browse, choose, swap and enjoy. Any challenges over an item will be resolved with an old fashioned game of Scissor, Paper, Rock.
Join MC Julie McCrossin for this free event at Martin Place, which is also the official launch for National Recycling Week (10 – 16 November). Browse the stalls, drop off your unwanted printer cartridges, mobile phones, batteries and find out more about how to “Recycle Right”.
As they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
When: Monday 10 November
Time: 10am – 5pm, (Swapping begins at 12.30pm)
Where: Martin Place, CBD
For information please call 9265 9333 or visit www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/zerowaste