Why not trial an Exchange Box where you live?

 

Here’s a great idea to encourage re-use of things people don’t need anymore which are still working: an Exchange Box, or Give Box. This is something we could experiment with during Share Fest – just trialling the idea for a week. Let us know if you’re interested.

An Exchange Box could be:

  • A large, open cupboard, placed in a public area, where people can drop off and pick up second-hand goods. People come and go as they please.
  • An open shelf in a community venue or cafe which a lot of people use, where they can leave or take books, toys or other items.

There are some useful questions and considerations in How to set up a Give Box if you’d like to try this. The lovely video below shows a day in the life of an Exchange Box in Geneva (from the Happy City Lab).

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