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Second Hand September competition


We're supporting Oxfam’s Second Hand September campaign and have teamed up with three local businesses fighting fast fashion and over-consumption of new products, in a fantastic competition for residents.

The UK is a nation of shoppers, purchasing more clothes than any other country in Europe. However, keeping our wardrobes fresh comes at a high cost and not just financially.

The fashion industry is responsible for around 10 per cent of global carbon emissions, and it is one of the most polluting industries in the world, second only to the oil industry.

Dacorum has a wealth of charity shops, as well as some great pre-loved and vintage shops and antique shops. Plus, there are very active buy and sell Facebook groups and apps such as Depop and Vinted, where you can often find items free of charge as well as cheap, while supporting the local economy and local people, too.

To help tackle the issues of fast fashion and wasteful consumer culture, this year we're supporting Oxfam’s Second Hand September campaign. Everyone can get involved simply by not buying anything new all month. If you do need something, opt for second hand instead.

We've also teamed up with three local businesses for an amazing competition. There are three prizes up for grabs of vouchers from fabulous local second-hand shops: 

To enter, simply send us a photo of your second-hand gem and tell us the story behind it. Every different story counts as one entry and can be submitted by messaging on FacebookInstagram or Twitter, or by emailing recycle@dacorum.gov.uk by midday on 30 September 2021.

Visit our Clothes and textiles page for more information and terms and conditions.