How the SwopShop works

1.  The freshStart Volunteers source items for trading.

2.  The children collect recyclable materials, glass, tin, plastic, cardboard.

3.  The SwopShop opens for “business” and the children get their collections weighed.

4.  Mula points are allocated for items collected.

5. The children collect their record card and enter the SwopShop.

6.  A “personal shopper” helps the children with their choices, Mula points are traded for goods, or points may be saved for a “special dream”.

7.  The children hand in their record card, their trade or savings recorded …

8. …  then they receive a piece of fruit.

9.  The children leave with their new purchases.

10. The recycled material is collected by Interwaste.

Activity in 2018:-

freshStart SwopShop Monthly Totals – 2018
Month Children Items Plastic Tin Paper Glass Cardboard General Street TOTAL Ave (kg)
JAN 768 1762 1171.5 94.5 0 2645 318 1394.5 2.5 5626 7.27
FEB 981 2814 1380 134.5 0 1830.5 638 1348.5 0 5331.5 5.41
MARCH 288 1098 469.5 52 0 653.5 188.5 594.5 0 1958 6.80
APRIL 756 1843 1194.5 123.5 13 1596.5 345.5 1188.5 0 4461.5 5.90
MAY 877 1703 1047 136 25 1768.5 679 857.5 26 4539 5.16
JUNE 423 783 459 62 32 1164.5 287 395 8 2407.5 5.69
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Activity in 2017:-

freshStart SwopShop Monthly Totals – 2017
Month Children Items Plastic Tin Paper Glass Cardboard General Street TOTAL Ave (kg)
JAN 268 542 474.5 65.0 58 977 120.0 307 6.0 2007.5 7.49
FEB 748 1428 863.5 143.5 1 1998 344.5 925 15.5 4291.0 5.74
MARCH 1019 2865 1468.5 227 136 2319 749.5 1256 16.5 6172.5 6.06
APRIL 262 633 507.0 44.5 5 910.5 155.5 282 0 1904.5 7.27
MAY 929 1599 1146.0 191.5 18 2555.5 505 800 55.5 5271.5 5.67
JUNE 420 586 636.5 119.5 1 917.5 257 355 13 2299.5 5.48
JULY 278 678 450.0 99.5 0 855.5 170.5 251 6 1832.5 6.60
AUG 721 1456 1065.5 223.5 20 2190 536.5 747 1 4784.0 6.64
SEPT 747 1756 1028.0 172 0 2011 648.0 634 5 4488.0 6.01
OCT 748 1423 967.0 154 0 2586 537.5 716 5.5 4966.0 6.64
NOV 801 1815 992.5 115 0 2429 563.5 895.5 3 4998.5 6.24
DEC
TOTALS 6941 14781 9599.0 1555.0 239 19739 4587.5 7165.0 127 43015.5  

Activity in 2016:-

 freshStart SwopShop Monthly Totals – 2016
Month Children Items Plastic Tin Paper Glass Cardboard General Street TOTAL Ave (kg)
JAN 284 528 487 49 80 812 511 202 8.5 2149.5 7.57
FEB 908 1664 1158.5 209 68.5 1536 404.5 929 36.5 4342 4.78
MARCH 207 445 294.5 62.5 0 571 137.5 249.5 1 1316 6.36
APRIL 530 1576 737.5 145 96 1079 218.5 638 22 2936 5.54
MAY 859 1761 773.5 143.5 9.5 1796 366.5 928 32.5 4049.5 4.71
JUNE 352 735 330.5 87.5 1 872 240.5 398.5 6 1936 5.50
JULY 317 710 312 82 55 1178 155.5 600 2 2384.5 7.52
AUG 785 1538 723 177 27 2112.5 479.5 1127 39 4685 5.97
SEPT 671 1384 525.5 134.5 210 1534 497 679 23 3603 5.37
OCT 707 1317 698.5 151 14 1772 558 695.5 11 3900 5.52
NOV 763 1443 795 242.5 8 1961 504.5 1581 21.5 5113.5 6.70
DEC
TOTALS 6383 13101 6835.5 1483.5 569 15224 4073.0 8027.5 203 36415.0