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We aim to raise public awareness among the residents of Woodstock and beyond on the issues of climate change, energy conservation, waste reduction, recycling, bio-diversity, sustainable economics and respect for the planet. 
We are working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council, West Oxfordshire District Council, local schools and churches, Blenheim Palace and the Farmers Market and the Woodstock trade association, Wake Up to Woodstock

Waste Reduction and Swap Shops

Video: what happens to rubbish once it is taken away.  Local company M&M keep over 90% of the material that arrives on site out of landfill, here’s how: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcl4EiHo5bk

Tips, ideas and suggestions for reducing packaging waste, disposables and plastics in your location

This excellent guide is aimed at small businesses but we, at Sustainable Woodstock, can help spread the message about reducing packaging waste and disposables by making the point whenever we go shopping or out for a coffee.  Read more here .....

Sustainable Woodstock has no Swap Shops planned at the present

Our last Swap shop was Saturday 7th February 2015.  We have none planned in the immediate future.

At our Swap Shops we successfully swap electrical items, small furniture, household goods, books, sports equipment, bikes, gardening bits and bobs, flower pots, magazines and toys.
Never throw away your "stuff". Someone will make good use of it. One of our older Swap Shop visitors took away some rolls of wallpaper. Two kind friends from her church came round and put it up for her and she said it looks lovely.
We save upwards of 100 kgs of stuff that would otherwise have ended up in landfill. We also take selected items to the Sue Ryder Charity Shop.
We usually get over 50 visitors signing in from Woodstock, Kidlingtone, Begbroke, Long Hanborough, Witney, Yarnton, Charlbury, Bladon, Duns Tew, and Cassington. Many commented that we should run more, perhaps every six months instead of once a year.

Check out other sustainability groups swap shops at the Community Action Group's website on http://www.cagoxfordshire.org.uk/