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COP26 and How We Can Tackle Climate Change

WHAT IS COP26? The COP26 UN Climate Change Conference took place from the 31st October to 12th November 2021, and was held in Glasgow, UK. You might be wondering what COP26 is and why it’s important. Well, the COP26 is the 26th UN climate change conference event where many national leaders join together to create …

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MAKE SWOPZ IN-PERSON AT ONE OF OUR EVENTS

New to Swopz Shop? Swopz Shop is a unique online swapping community making it easy and rewarding for anyone to swap out the old for the new! You can declutter or locate second-hand items for no cost and get rewarded for doing so. Members collect Points through successful swopz and then use these Points in …

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Impacts of Household Waste & How to Avoid It

Food waste The Best Before Project is a not-for-profit organisation focused on fighting food waste through informing consumers, retail chains and institutions. By redistributing unwanted food to various charities, this saves energy, resources and prevents products ending up in landfill, whilst feeding thousands of people! What are the harms of landfill?The UK has a total of …

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6 Ways To Get Kids Involved In Recycling

Reusing and Recycling are key ways in which we can reduce the amount of waste we produce and our impact on the environment. Many adults are altering their lifestyles to become more eco-conscious and sustainable, but how do we encourage kids to do the same? Well, here are six ideas for getting kids involved in …

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8 Easy Upcycling Ideas You Can Do Without Leaving the House

Here at Swopz Shop Bristol, we are massive fans of upcycling, as a way of giving old stuff a new life, saving money, and keeping materials out of landfill for as long as possible! Now that a lot of us will be stuck at home for the foreseeable future, there has never been a better …

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3 ways to reduce your Carbon Footprint This Christmas

As magical as Christmas is, each year £4bn is spent on unwanted gifts, which come wrapped in 125,000 tonnes of plastic packaging. If you are looking for a way to make the most wonderful time of the year a little easier on the planet, look no further. In this article, we break down our top …

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5 ways to reduce your fashion footprint on a budget

Many of us are now waking up to the environmental and ethical issues in the fast fashion industry, but sustainable fashion alternatives can be VERY pricey. There are however plenty of ways you can dramatically reduce your fashion footprint without breaking the bank. In this article, we break down our top 5 favourite tips: Buying …

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