Freecycle. Is my trash your treasure?
May 11, 2010 1:57am CST
In today's society we should all be doing what we can to be as 'green'as possible; without actually turning into the Incredible Hunk I try to do as much as I can. I have several recyclable containers for all the usual culprits, we have plenty of wildlife in the area who are more than happy to get id of any unwanted food ( not that we have much with my dustbin of a son!!)and I try to be as econmomical as I can with gas, electric and water. Recentl we have become aware of the Freecycle programme - an organisation started in America to try to stop the amount of rubbish being thrown onto lanfills. This organisation is now pretty much world wide and is a fantastic place to get rid of items that you no longer need but may be really useful for some one else and vica versa. You are not allowed to charge for the things you give and everything MUST be legal( no pirated DVD's etc) This is though a really useful organisation - my daughter has managed to get some good things for her new baby that she is expecting, it is surprising just what things are available. Are YOU a Freecycler? If not, why not give it a try?
11 May 10
I haven't seen one in my country yet. Our culture is really conservatist in nature. We try to make good use of things we buy to the limits. That is why before we discard of things they usually are really in bad shape already and is unusable. But I think we would love to see this organization start in our country as well to see if there is something we might still used from the things you consider as unusable already.
• United States
12 May 10
I belong to several freecycle groups (as i live on the state line), but a neighboring town has a donation place at the church where you can take your items for give away to others. I appreciate it because once i get them there i have nothing to do with those items.
11 May 10
The recycle program was a great thing. I wanna try it. Well, here in my place, i've seen similar programs and i'm sure it served great. We donated stuff we don't need anymore but are still good for use for other people. We also implemented the biodegradeable and non-biodegradeable bins as a house rule. Confusing sometimes but fun.