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PackSwap PZ is a Plastic Free Penzance initiative to re-use plastic packaging that comes into the town, saving businesses and the community money and reducing our impact on the local environment.

It came about as Plastic Free Champion businesses in the town looked for solutions to reduce single-use plastic. Despite taking action across their own operations, they were still being sent copious amounts of bubble wrap, packaging peanuts and other plastic nasties with deliveries. In conjunction with putting pressure on those suppliers to find alternatives to plastic wrap … they also started informal swaps with neighbouring businesses to re-use what had been delivered and save money.

And so it came to pass that PackSwap PZ was born! Initially a business to business scheme it has quickly rolled out so now members of the community can come and collect any packaging they need for things like moving, Ebay/Vinted sales, art and antiques selling, postage and more.

Location: Golowan Festival Offices, The Barbican, Penzance Tr18 4EF
Drop Off & Collect: Every Saturday 10.30am – 12.00pm
Packaging collected: Bubble Wrap, Poster Tubes, Plastic Bags, Air Pockets & Jiffy Bags

We are run completely by volunteers and will always need people to man the packaging hub – Please contact us on [email protected] if you can help.

Also check out our online PackSwap Hub here – open 24/7 to share and find plastic packaging. 

Many thanks  … and happy PackSwapping!