Archive for the ‘Recycling Info’ Category

EP Magazine Online: Nine Ways to Make Money by Going Green

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Freecycle. Not strictly a way of making money, but certainly a good way of saving it, the Freecycle community exists online and offers things to the group for free. Sign up to your local community group and post your unwanted items for collection — while seeing what’s up for grabs!

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Archinect: Urban Salon launches Museum Freecycle UK – an exhibition recycling network

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

A national museum recycling network, Museum Freecycle UK, was launched today to encourage the recycling and reuse of exhibition build elements between museums by Urban Salon and the Freecycle Network. The launch coincides with UK Recycle Week. Museum Freecycle UK is the first industry-wide and national Freecycle network created since Freecycle was founded in Tucson, Arizona in 2003.

The idea was floated in an article by Alex Mowat, Creative Director of Urban Salon in Design Week two weeks ago and received such a positive response, that Urban Salon went on to work with the Freecycle Network to set up the online portal. The group is being run by Urban Salon with the support of SHARE Museums East and The Collections Trust.

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Burton Mail: Warning over scam issues on free site

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

THE Burton branch of an initiative which allows people to support their community by offering items for free is urging people to be aware of scammers.

Freecycle allows people to offer up any items they are looking to throw away to other people in the area via a special website.

The Burton branch has more than 50 items on offer but has had to issue advice and warnings to members after a big increase in people being hit by scams.

A spokesman for the group said: “Freecycle has recently seen a big increase in scammers who are abusing the good and kind nature of our fantastic members.

“The most common scam involves someone offering high-end or desirable items but telling you that they have moved house or are working away but that they can post or courier the item to you for a fee.

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Daily Finance: How to Get Free Moving Materials

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The average price for packing materials needed to move a three-bedroom home can cost you up $200. That’s definitely not cheap, but sites like can help.

Freecycle sites set up groups and individuals with free items for reuse or recycling. All you have do is enter your location and search or place an ad for moving-boxes. They’re a frequently featured item, so they should be easy to find nearby.

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KTRH:Nine Steps for Getting Rid of Your Junk

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

5. Use to give things away. It’s a website where you post stuff you don’t want. Usually there’s someone out there who’ll want to take it and fix it up. They probably CAN’T fix it, but that’s fine because now it’s THEIR junk.

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Salisbury Journal: St Mark’s project to raise funds for garden shed

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

“We’ve been given seeds, tools and compost by our local SCATS store and members of the public have donated tools and equipment through Freecycle.

Read more The ‘sharability’ of almost everything

Friday, June 13th, 2014

At the beginning of 2014, Time named collaborative consumption as one of the “10 ideas that will change the world.” Collaborative consumption describes a shift in consumer values, from ownership to access. Together, communities and even entire cities are using less by renting, sharing, swapping and bartering products on a scale never experienced before. OneFineStay, for example, gives people the chance to stay in someone’s house while they’re away, whilst Freecycle allows us to exchange unwanted goods for free. These are just two examples of how collaborative consumption is transforming the way we live.

Read more İhtiyaç Fazlası Binlerce Eşya, Her Gün İnternetten El Değiştiriyor!

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Ücretsiz ikinci el eşya alışveriş çılgınlığının atası Freecycle sayesinde dünyanın dört bir yanındaki milyonlarca insan, ihtiyaç fazlası eşyalarını, onlara ihtiyacı olan kişilerle paylaşıyor. Freecycle’ın Türkiye’de de yayılmasını sağlayan Taner Ertunç’la sistem hakkında bir söyleşi gerçekleştirdik.

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Centre Daily Times:Bulk-trash pickup concludes spring spruce-up

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

• Freecycle is an email list group that allows members to offer their unwanted items to other members on the list for free. Visit for instructions on joining the Centre County Freecycle group.

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CapeCodOnline: Gonsalves: A commonwealth of lilacs

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Longtime members of the Cape Cod Freecycle online network, the Howlands have offered their purple and white lilacs free to anyone with “stout loppers or pruners” for a couple of years.

“When they bloom, we thought, instead of us trimming them, why not have people come over and do it? It’s a nice New England thing to do,” Howie explained.

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