Can Torontonians come together to recycle 10,000 media items in a three-day swapping marathon?
Take part in Swapsity's Movie Music Eco-Swap happening at the Green Living Show from April 13 to 15 and help keep perfectly good DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs and records out of landfills. It’s a budget-friendly way to discover some new entertainment gems. Last year, our swap events saved Torontonians more than $45,000. Come join in the swapping movement!
- WHAT: Movie Music Eco-Swap
- EVENT WEBSITE: http://www.swapsity.ca/SwapZoneToronto
- FACEBOOK PAGE:http://www.facebook.com/events/262609647161384/
- WHY: Recycle, save money, de-clutter, share stuff and build community spirit!
- WHEN: April 13 to 15
- WHERE: Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes' Blvd
- BOOTH: Find us in booth #2108, left of the main stage and opposite City of Toronto booth.
- BRING: Unwanted DVDs, CDs, vinyl, and Blu-rays
- GOAL: Recycle 10,000 media items in 3 days!
- FREE SHOW ENTRY: One piece of recyclable electronic waste is your free ticket into the show.
- SWAP ZONE FEE: $2
- MORE SWAP MEETS:http://www.swapsity.ca/meets
The Green Living Show is Canada's largest consumer show dedicated to all things green. About 40,000 people are expected to attend this eco-event. Swing by Swapsity's Swap Zone with your pre-loved media items and join your fellow Torontonians in swapping, sharing and recycling movies and music. Bring as many items as you wish to trade and you'll receive one swap token per item to swap with. All media is considered of equal value. For instance, drop off Planet Earth on DVD and take home a Lady Gaga CD. You’ll be able to take home as many items as you bring.
As a community, we're aiming to create a huge media library sure to offer something that will catch your eye. If you're coming with the kids, have them bring their gently-used CDs or DVDs and trade them for a few new selections from our family-friendly section. Build your media library the green way by swapping your movies and music for something that's new to you.
PHOTOS WITH SWAPTOPUS
Don’t forget to snap a photo with Swaptopus, our beloved mascot. This cute and cuddly creature is a true swap enthusiast who never misses a Movie Music Eco-Swap. You can probably find her using those long arms to scour for some new CDs!
DAYS AND HOURS:
Friday, April 13 – 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday, April 14 – 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday, April 15 – 10 am - 6 pm
HOW WILL IT WORK:
BRING: Take your pre-loved DVDs, CDs, vinyl records and Blu-rays to our Swap Zone.
GET: Receive a swap token for every accepted item you bring.
SWAP: Trade you swap tokens for new items from the Swap Zone
SWAP ZONE FEE: $2
FREE ENTRY TO GREEN LIVING SHOW:
Still wondering what this fantastic event has to offer? Here are five reasons why you shouldn't miss it:
FIVE REASONS NOT TO MISS THE SWAP:
1. RECYCLE AND REUSE: Be a friend to the environment and recycle your way to a new media library.
2. SAVE MONEY: Update your collection without spending your hard-earned money.
3.DE-CLUTTER: Free yourself of movies and music you no longer watch or listen to.
4. SHARE: Enjoy seeing someone else take delight in what you no longer need, and otherwise might have tossed to the curb!
5. COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Be part of a phenomenal community eco-swap challenge. Join your fellow Torontonians in saving 10,000 items from the landfill.
Check out the Green LivingShow at: http://www.greenlivingonline.com/
- You can bring an unlimited number of DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs and vinyl records to the swap. To participate, you must contribute at least one media item.
- Participants are invited to bring movies and music of any genre. No X-rated or questionable media please. We reserve the right to not accept any items that we feel are unsuitable.
- We will have a section dedicated to kids' and family movies and music. When dropping off your items, please let us know if any are family-friendly.
- Please bring original media only. Counterfeit or pirated media items will not be accepted.
- The items must be in good condition. Please do not bring any media items which skip or do not work. We will be checking all items that are dropped off to ensure they are original and not scratched. Remember, your items will be passed on to a fellow Torontonian!
- You will be able to take the same number of items that you bring. You can choose to take back fewer items. Keep in mind that all swaps are final.
- All media items will be considered equal value. For example, if you contribute 10 DVDs, you could swap it for five records, three CDs, one Blu-ray and one DVD.
- We will be accepting movies and music in both English and French. Please refrain from bringing foreign language media to this swap event.
- There will be no money exchanged, and no purchase of swap items. Just pure swapping.
- You can redeem your tokens anytime between April 13-15 (during opening hours). If you have a token but don't find anything that you like when you arrive, you can come back to the Swap Zone later in the day or the next day to swap your token for new arrivals.
- You will receive 1 swap token for each disc you contribute. For example: if you bring the 6th Season of Smallville on 4 Blu-ray discs, you will be given 4 tokens to use toward other media items. If you bring a 2 DVD set of Planet Earth, you will be give 2 swap tokens.
- All media items must be stored in a case. Media items must be original, but the cases don't have to be.
See you on April 13, 14 and 15.
Love to swap? Check out www.swapsity.ca and get swapping. It's free to join and swap!!