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By Fiona Reid
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IT’S that time of year when many folk take the chance to declutter their home.

And now there’s even more reason to empty your cupboards with the launch of Pass It On Week.
It will take place March 5-13 and Scottish supermodel Eunice Olumide is urging everyone in Dumfriesshire to take part and hold swap shop events.
She said: “We need as many people in Scotland, and Dumfries and Galloway, as possible to gather up their unused or unwanted clothing, books, toys, furniture and electrical equipment – and swap, share, re-use or upcycle their way to a greener planet this Pass it On Week.
“This is a fun campaign with a serious message.”
Event organisers Zero Waste Scotland have revealed that the average household in Scotland has £4000 worth of clothes – 30 per cent of which have been unworn for at least a year – yet each household continues to spend an average of £1700 every year on new outfits.
They say wearing clothes just three months longer would reduce personal carbon, water and waste footprints by up to ten per cent.
Furthermore, each year approximately 5000 tonnes of sofas, 9700 washing machines, 1600 office desks, 6300 tonnes of TVs and 2100 tonnes of T-shirts are also chucked out in Scotland – all which could be passed or on reused.
Eunice is urging people locally to run their own Pass It On Week event. She said: “It’s a great chance to declutter your home, grab a bargain, have some fun and help reduce waste and help the planet at the same time.”
To find out more, go to www.passitonweek.com

Model Eunice Olumide
Model Eunice Olumide

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