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Why have a second hand shop?
A second hand shop gives people the opportunity to donate unwanted goods, thereby cutting down on waste going to land fill.
It also provides an opportunity for people to purchase pre-loved goods, thereby cutting down on consumer demand for new products.
What do we do on Coll?
RecyColl's second-hand shop was created within the group's 15 month Climate Challenge Fund project, which started in January 2014.
Part of the project's remit was to create a shop within the old village hall, thereby cutting down on waste going to landfill from the island and providing a focal point for group activities. Later plans include provision of a workshop space and a repair section.
An information section also provides news on RecyColl's activities - from beach cleans to glass imploding - and clever tips on how to reduce your energy bills.
When the shop was being set up, a great number of clothes hangers and rails were donated by islanders, with the shelving being bought from a disused shop in Duror and the glass cabinet and clothes stand from a store in Faslane.