How the SwopShop works

1.  The freshStart Volunteers stock the shop with donated items.

      

2.  The children collect and sort recyclable materials, i.e. glass, tin, plastic, cardboard.

      

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

      

4.  Mula points are allocated according to weight and kind of recyclables.

      

5. New points are added to the children’s personal registration cards.

      

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 card, their purchases and savings are recorded …

      

8. …  then they receive a fruit.

   

9.  The children then have the option of joining activities at the Kiddies’ Corner.

10. The recycled material is collected by Knysna Municipality.

       

Statistics

freshStart SwopShop Monthly Totals – 2019
Month Children Items Plastic Tin Paper Glass Cardboard General Street TOTAL Ave (kg)
JAN 765 2172 1131 125 30 2096 400 1414 0 5196 6.8
FEB 945 2828 1051 124 15 1705 590 739 21 4244 4.5
MARCH 214 685 215 28 26 506 158 127 5 1065 5.0
APRIL 956 2423 1147 215 73 1928 521 740 7 4631 4.8
MAY 788 1948 899 147 52 1894 557 436 16 3999 5.1
JUNE 210 541 183 34 9 410 192 212 0 1039 4.9
JULY 941 2038 995 271 76 2651 751 914 15 5675 5.9
AUG 694 1401 597 120 123 2216 609 551 30 4247 6.1
SEPT 502 1001 476 77 0 1766 438 563 2 3322 6.6
OCT
NOV
DEC
TOTALS 4845 15037 6694 1141 404 15172 4216 5696 94 33418 5.5

freshStart SwopShop Totals – 2018
Children Items Plastic Tin Paper Glass Cardboard General Street TOTAL Ave (kg)
7294 18301 9460 1218 230 19379 4806 9436 96 44624 6.1
freshStart SwopShop Totals – 2017
Children Items Plastic Tin Paper Glass Cardboard General Street TOTAL Ave (kg)
6941 14781 9599 1555 239 19739 4587.5 7165 127 43015.5 6.2
freshStart SwopShop Totals – 2016
Children Items Plastic Tin Paper Glass Cardboard General Street TOTAL Ave (kg)
6383 13101 6835.5 1483.5 569 15224 4073 8027.5 203 36415 5.7