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Oxfam and Recycle for London join forces

Oxfam and the Recycle for London campaign teamed up to encourage Londoners to spring-clean the environment by donating unwanted goods to Oxfam.

At the bank holiday weekend launch Londoners were persuaded to use the extra day off to drop-off items.

Deputy Mayor of London Nicky Gavron and Oxfam shop manager Louise Sarr started the process by donating materials to Oxfams Notting Hill shop.

Gavron also announced that the Recycle for London website has expanded to include information to help people find their nearest Oxfam shop using a post code locator. The website already helps visitors find their nearest recycling centre in this way.

An SMS text service has also been launched, where users can text reuse and their postcode to 63131 so that information on the nearest shop can be sent to their phone.

Gavron said: I am pleased that the Recycle for London campaign is teaming up with such a prestigious charity as Oxfam, and together we want to encourage Londoners to drop-off unwanted items to Oxfam shops so that they can reuse as well as recycle.
"In addition to this there is the feel-good factor of donating to charity as well as being active in the local community and supporting your local store.

Oxfam spokesperson Rose Marsh said: This partnership with Recycle for London gives us another opportunity to reach out to Londoners and remind them to think of recycling and donating items for reuse."


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