Give and Take Day in Camden

Written by: Sophie Taylor

Got an unwanted pair of tongs for Christmas? Been to lazy to get them on eBay? If only you could just give that pile of Jeffrey Archer paperbacks to an actual fan and get a box of Neil Diamond records instead.

Well, my ungrateful lazy friend, you may be in luck. Tomorrow from 12 – 3pm, it’s  all about a bit of give and take in Camden. Wendling TRA Hall are hosting an exchange event where you can bring any household items you no longer want to give away to anyone who might want it. You don’t need to swap in order to get your mitts on what you really want. There is a set giving time before the taking begins. Because one dude’s rubbish is another’s treasure innit.

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It’s all in aid of the North London Waste Authority who have organised the event, promoting the three Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle. The aim is to stop useable items from being thrown away and ending up in landfill or being burnt. The Give and Take Day forms part of Camden Council’s Waste Strategy and Climate Change Action plan, promoting local action to reduce waste and the serious impacts of global warming through waste limitation.  As part of the new Waste Strategy there will be four Give and Takes a year through out the borough.

“The events are fun and informative with all unwanted items put to good use rather than simply being thrown away.” Cllr Mike Greene, Executive Member for Environment, Camden Council.

Saturday 4th Feb, 12 – 3pm, Wendling TRA Hall, Wellesley Rd, NW5 4PA

www.wiseuptowaste.org.uk

Get in touch: wastepreventionteam@nlwa.gov.uk

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