Saturday, July 14, 2007

#225 Think globally, recycle locally

BEWARE: What follows is a blatant advertisement for Freecycle.

Need moving boxes? You could always impose on a good friend to bring you carloads full of paper boxes from the office. (Thank you, o' kind one.) Or you could check Freecycle.

Need to get rid of all those moving boxes after you’ve got them unpacked? Simple. Post them to Freecycle. Next thing you know, you’re getting offers from people who are eager to come take them away. No trips to the cardboard recycling place for you!

When you want to find a new home for something, just send an e-mail offering it to members of your local Freecycle group. When you're looking to acquire something for yourself, just respond to a member's offer, and you might get it.

We've used freecycle about 10 times through the years and have had terrific experiences. It's a good thing.

Freecycle is changing the world one gift at a time.

Yours in freecycling,

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, now Freecycle permits animal cast-offs, which appear in their offerings quite often. I strongly disagree with this policy, since there is no check into anyone who is getting the animals - will they be used for breeding purposes, are the potential owners responsible, have they been through lots of animals, etc.

    When I joined two years ago, this policy was strictly prohibited and I was able to find new homes for several items that I no longer wanted, as well as extra rock in my garden. But with their change in policy, I now look to friends and "friends of friends" when looking to save items from the landfills and pass on to another user.

    I think Freecycle has missed its mark by facilitating the casting off of living creatures... but that's just my belief.