April 12th, 2013 by fiona
Monday, April 15: Consumption, trash and recycling
- No Impact Freecycle Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the atrium of the Havener Center. The freecycle is a no-money “yardsale.” The public is welcome to donate any household items they no longer use and take home any donated items they find interesting. No cash changes hands and leftover items will be donated to a local resale shop.
April 10th, 2013 by fiona
Vince Cable, The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, visited Wedmore at the weekend with Burnham-On-Sea’s MP Tessa Munt.
Mr Cable picked up a few freebies at a Freecycle event in Wedmore alongside his parliamentary private secretary.
At the Freecycle event, organised by the village green group, he took away a set of bathroom scales for his London home.
March 24th, 2013 by fiona
Earth Emerson is participating in this year’s Recyclemania for the second time, a competition in which colleges and universities across the United States and Canada vie for the title of Grand Champion.
Schools are ranked by how much recycled material they produce in comparison to their amount of trash. From Feb. 3 to March 30, the club hosts several events to increase the college’s recycling rate.
Last Wednesday in the Bill Bordy Theater, Earth Emerson held its first student Freecycle, one of Recyclemania’s events. A Freecycle is a place where students can bring clothing, accessories, or other items they no longer want in the hopes of finding something new.
February 27th, 2013 by fiona
But there are many others, millions in fact, who have turned to sites like FreeSharing.org and Freecycle.org to get rid of their stuff, sites that use the theory that one person’s trash is another person’s new couch, TV or baby stroller.
February 24th, 2013 by fiona
Websites like Swap.com, BarterQuest or The Freecycle Network each have millions of members listing everything, from old video games to Christian Louboutin pumps to electronic drum sets.
February 22nd, 2013 by fiona
Swap Anything, From Bicycles to Bread Machines
With websites like neighborgoods.net and freecycle.org there is plenty of opportunity to trade valuable resources. You don’t have to buy new things, and your own stuff doesn’t go unused. Explore the many options for swapping everything from bicycles to lawnmowers to bread machines. The environment and your pocketbook will both thank you for your efforts.
February 18th, 2013 by fiona
Craigslist.org and Freecycle.org: These are the coolest online ways to find exactly what you need. Craigslist is like a giant virtual garage sale where you can find just about anything you need, right near where you live. Some things are free but most are for sale at good prices. Freecycle, on the other hand, is all free. It’s all based on the idea of keeping things out of the landfill. You post online to give things away and look there for what you need that others are giving away. I have friends who have equipped their entire garden via Freecycle, from hoses and soil to bricks, seeds and plants.
February 3rd, 2013 by fiona
Recently I had a massive clear out of things in my house to make room for some needed renovations. I unloaded books, old televisions, furniture, you name it. In early early stages of shifting I became very disappointed with many of the charities I tried to donate things to. I found their attitude absolutely appalling and some of their comments insulting. I was about to give up entirely and just leave everything I didn’t want in my front garden to let the neighborhood have a free for all. Then I stumbled upon a beautiful website called Freecycle.org.
January 31st, 2013 by fiona
Johnny Johnson, who runs Freecycle, which collects electronics for recycling in Allentown, said he expects the industry to grow with the new regulation.
He noted that Pennsylvania is the 25th state to add such a ban and several more states are close to enacting similar laws.