Kaplan is also a fan of websites such as Freecycle and Craigslist, which offer an alternative to sending unwanted household items to the landfill. Both sites allow users to locate used merchandise for sale or for free in the community or offer their used merchandise to other members.
“We lessen our consumption by using Freecycle and Craigslist to find and give away merchandise and other things we need or no longer want. We try to make “new” our last choice. It is really fun and often meet like-minded people doing the same.” For more information, visit www.freecycle.org and sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/.