We are working on a comprehensive list. Please bear with us. Thank you.

It is important for us to offer you a comprehensive list of resources from where to recycle different items to some reading materials to peruse at your leisure. We are working on a comprehensive list, so please bear with us. We will be adding more resource materials on a continuous basis. 


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In the news

BBC One, The One Show, 30 September, 2021, ” COP 26 & One Step Greener Ambassadors”. Watch from minute 6.30 onwards.

Irish Independent Newspaper, ‘Part toy swap, part repair cafe’: From Chile to Cambridge, a heartwarming story, July 24, 2021

ITV News (report), “Swapping toys to stop them ending up in landfill sites“, October 21, 2019.

Cambridge Rolling News, interview on September 24, 2019. Talking about the event at Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

The 7th Generation, Cambridge 105 Radio, “Episode 4 – Youth: leadership and education in a changing world” (Interview done at Eddington Discovery Day on 15th June, 2019 ). On Air on September 2nd, 2019. Interview about Toy Repair Café and Toy Swap (we are from minute 46:30 onwards).

Cambridge 105 Radio, Neil Whiteside, “Neil Whiteside finds out how A Toy’s Life & Beyond can repair your much loved toys”, Interview on August 22, 2019, as part of Orchard Park Environment Day.

Cambridge 105 Radio. Cambridge Breakfast: Black, Blue or Green – Circular Economy event: “An event at Storey’s Field Centre on Saturday plans to introduce primary school children to Circular Economy through fun games, toys and demos. Organiser Antoinette Nestor tells Julian Clover all about it.” Interview on July 18, 2019, talking about our circular economy event.

Cambridge Rolling News, Interview on June 14, 2019, as part of Eddington Discovery Day (see minute 2:01-2:53 for specific interview but worth to see the whole of it!)

Eddington Discovery Day, 2019

Saturday Breakfast with Charlie Thompson, Interview BBC Radio Cambridgeshire June 1, 2019 (see minute 2.12-2.19)

Cambridge Rolling News, Interview on June 1, 2019 at the Strawberry Fair 2019 (see minute 2 onwards)

A summary of our Toy Art activity and the collective piece of artwork created to raise awareness about toys and landfill (Interview 1 June, 2019)

Cambridge Rolling News , Interview on 11 April, 2019

A good description of our Toy Swap Shop (Interview on 11 April, 2019)

First ‘toy swap’ event held at Storey’s Field Centre in Cambridge“. (Cambridge Independent 21 December, 2018).

Cambridge social enterprise, A Toy’s Life and Beyond, encourages toy recycling in an effort to reduce waste“. Cambridge Independent 14 December, 2018.


Cambridge Community Scrapstore: Scrapstore is a cheaper and different way to source arts and craft materials. Anyone can join. It costs £5 per year for individual membership, or £10 per year for group. Members are given a reusable bag which they can fill with the materials of their choice. As a member you pay £1 per bag of materials if you bring your bag back for a refill, and £1.50 per bag of materials if you would like to buy additional bags. They are usually open on Wednesday evenings and some Saturday afternoons during the school term, and there’s always something new in stock! They also take donations.


Bounce-A-Round: Bounce-A-Round is a weekly group for babies, pre-school toddlers and their parents and carers, and meets in St Andrew the Great on Wednesdays during school term. It offers a great opportunity to get to know other parents and carers from the local community whilst providing a fun environment for children.

Drop in anytime between 10.00am-12.15pm. Tea, coffee, fabulous hot chocolate, squash, milk and biscuits are available. To see when the next Bounce-A-Round is on please see their church calendar, or for further questions please contact them.