December 13, 2014

Wisconsin Gazette:Greening The Holidays: Reuse, recycle, repurpose

Donate rather than discard items. When new gifts replace working but old possessions, donate them to a charitable cause or give them away. Check out the Freecycle network at Read more

November 22, 2014 Top tips for an eco-friendly garden

Filed under: Interesting Stuff,News Articles,Recycling Info,UK — fiona @ 2:01 pm

The increase in soil fertility that compost brings is immediately obvious. And then there is the satisfaction of seeing the volume dwindle in your rubbish bin. Different methods work for different people: rotary bins, heaps, wormeries, bokashi, collecting leaves. When I work abroad I am embarrassed by our measly efforts at composting compared to other […]

November 20, 2014 What’s the role of local authorities and communities in a circular economy? – live chat

Filed under: Interesting Stuff,News Articles,Recycling Info,UK — fiona @ 8:37 pm

Local authorities are fragmented in their approaches and there are few political incentives for them to work together, which makes recycling and reuse often too complex and piecemeal for people to want to engage with. People pay for waste through their taxes and yet they feel disenfranchised from (or simply disengaged with) the whole process. […]

November 18, 2014 Freecycle advert of the day: Offered – a ton of bananas in E5

Filed under: "about us",Fun Things,News Articles,Recycling Info,UK — fiona @ 8:03 pm

Hungry? You need to get on Hackney Freecycle quick-sharp and respond to yesterday’s incredible advert where some kind folks in E5 announced they are giving away 200 bananas after their ‘banana crazy housemate’ went on holiday. We’ve got so many questions about this: does this person really get through 200 bananas a week ? Do […]

November 4, 2014

Southern Reporter: Sorting wheat from chaff in the digital age

Filed under: Interesting Stuff,News Articles,Recycling Info,UK — fiona @ 10:02 am

I have also been a member of the local Freecycle group for a wee whiley, and so far haven’t replied to anyone’s advert and taken anything unwanted in, but I have got rid of quite a lot of tatt. Erm, I mean, stuff that we own of the unwanted variety. So far, I have managed […]

October 30, 2014

Design Week: 170 museums sign up to exhibition recycling network

Filed under: Interesting Stuff,News Articles,Recycling Info,UK — fiona @ 8:43 pm

Museum Freecycle was launched in June following an open letter by Urban Salon creative director Alex Mowat published by Design Week, which called for an end to waste from temporary exhibitions. Mowat’s proposal was for a “museum Freecycle website” connecting institutions so that at the end of an exhibition materials could be given away to […]

October 28, 2014

Hindustan Times: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: A world of freebies

Nine months ago, Vishal Dhaybhai, 31, a design entrepreneur from Udaipur in Rajasthan, was looking for an affordable smartphone. His friends suggested that he get a second-hand one, and directed him to a local store called Dariya Dil Dukaan (DDD). “When I got there, I found a couple of smartphones that looked good and were […]

September 26, 2014

Wandsworth Guardian:Much more than just great organic food!

Filed under: Interesting Stuff,News Articles,Recycling Info,UK — fiona @ 8:01 pm

The raised beds in our main growing site have been constructed from old scaffold boards while our container and planter themed gardens have been made from fruit bins, apple crates and half whisky barrels. The rest of our pots and planters have been acquired from the freecycle website – a brilliant way to offload or […]

September 11, 2014

WFMD: Frederick City Freecycle Roundup Event

Filed under: "about us",Events,Radio,Recycling Info,US Northeast — fiona @ 8:09 pm

If you didn’t get a chance the first time, another Freecycle Roundup event is being held on October 4, 2014. Frederick City residents will have the opportunity to dispose of their large bulky items they no longer need. Officials will stage the Roundup at 531 Highland Street, known as Area K. Read more

September 9, 2014

Daily Breeze:South Bay Parenting: Craigslist, Freecycle give goods new lives

Before the Internet, you had a few choices for offloading unwanted stuff, including garage sales, donating it to a charity or tossing it. But Craigslist, Freecycle and similar websites have given us another option: offering up waste to complete strangers, which is at least better than adding to landfills and may help someone in need […]

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