Saturday: Swap, Share, Repair



Swapping, sharing, or refurbishing extends product / material lifecycles and diverts them from disposal. On the weekend of Waste Reduction Week, we are encouraging Canadians to think about the lifecycle of their materials and learn more about sustainable consumption, the sharing economy, and extending the life of materials through reuse.

 

Organize a Swap, Share, or Repair Event

On Saturday and Sunday of Waste Reduction Week, promote reuse in your community by organizing a swap, share, or repair event. Common materials brought to swap events include: clothing, accessories, furniture, small household appliances - anything!  Register your event here!

 

Swap Share Repair Resources

 

 

Clothing swaps are a fun activity for encouraging reuse and extending the useful life of your clothes and...

The sharing economy describes how peer-to-peer technology and changing economic and environmental values are...

These resources will help you start your own repair cafe!

We’ve been talking about the sharing economy for over a decade, and even in the face of regulatory backlash, it...

Why buy when you can share?

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home and building supply stores that accept and resell quality new and used...

Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together).

The Sharing Depot is a community hub where members have access to a wide range of things without owning or storing...

The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,306 groups with 9,128,842 members around the world, and next door to you.

Join the sharing economy!  Why buy something you don’t need all the time when you can borrow it for a fraction of...

A social place to swap all your personal stuff, skills and superpowers.