Join the re-use revolution – get involved in Pass it on Week 2016!

Have you heard about Pass it On Week? Zero Waste Scotland have something to say, so have a read below!

Help us get Scotland donating, swapping, sharing and repairing

Pass it on Week 2016 is Scotland’s annual week devoted to encourage people to re-use things more often. We want you to get involved!

What can I do?

There are loads of great things you can do for Pass it on Week.

Last year we had people swapping books, music, clothes, jewellery, bike parts, seeds, kitchen equipment, office furniture and even swapping skills (including bee keeping and fencing!).

We had donation drives in major charity shop chains across the country and people selling second hand items at bike jumble sales and indoor car boot sales.

People also held repair workshops for laptops, electronic items and clothes and set about upcycling old furniture, upcycling old pallets into new furniture, old metal into sculptures, and even making a wind turbine from recycled materials!

For a full overview of everything that went on last year, take a look at our overview of Pass it on Week 2015.

What resources are available?

There’s loads of stuff online to help you plan your Pass it on Week events.

Get ideas

Download our Pass it on Week toolkit for ideas of what kind of event you could put on.

Plan your event

Download our ‘how-to’ guides for more info on planning a repair café, a swish, a table top/car boot sale, an upcycling workshop, a give box or a lending library.

Promote your event

We have a range of posters, including empty belly posters, general PIOW posters, ‘Donations Welcome’ posters for charity shops and collections, specific posters for those holding either swap shops, repair sessions, a swish or upcycling workshops and web banners and email footer. Download them from our resources page (links in the right hand corner under ‘Related Items’).

Where do I shout about it?

Register your event on the Pass it on Week website and let everyone know what you’re doing. We can also shout about it for you then – our national call to action will be to go to the website and find out what’s happening in your local area. Even if your event is not open to the general public, it’s still good to register it so local media can see what people are doing in the area – you might get in the paper! Register your event in our online events listing.

For more information and help, visit:, contact Miriam Adcock: or tel: 01786 433930.