Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Freecycle is a great way to recycle unwanted items from your home or to find something you're looking for without impacting the planet by buying a new product. What is Freecycle? "The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,302 groups with 4,729,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. As a result, we are currently keeping over 300 tons a day out of landfills! This amounts to four times the height of Mt. Everest in the past year alone, when stacked in garbage trucks! By giving freely with no strings attached, members of The Freecycle Network help instill a sense of generosity of spirit as they strengthen local community ties and promote environmental sustainability and reuse. People from all walks of life have joined together to turn trash into treasure." from

I personally have donated many items on the network and have received many great items from other members. What can you find on Freecycle? You name it and it's there - furniture, books, clothes, bikes, plants, coupons, cameras, pets, appliances, etc. To find your local Freecycle group, go to

Remember the 3Rs - reduce, reuse, recycle.

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