One way to help reduce waste is to skip buying a new costume wrapped in plastic and make your own, or find a used one instead. Take sheets, old and unwanted clothing, and check out websites like freecycle.org or swap.com for free costumes. You can also check your local free/buy nothing groups on Facebook and other social media sites.
“From neighborhood thrift shops to vintage boutiques, almost every shop selling pre-loved items has baking and serving ware,” she said. “They can also be plentiful at flea markets and yard sales. Additionally, you can look at online marketplaces, Craigslist, other classifieds and ‘free stuff’ sites like freecycle.org. Lastly, hold on to baking ware you plan to replace — and you’ll be all set for your next potluck.”
The bed was made out of an old ping pong table and a free mattress from Freecycle.
It took six months for the couple to turn the van into a home.
An amazing feat considering neither had much building experience.
Indoor furniture can be used outside, weather permitting. Statues can be crafted from driftwood, stacked stones can make shapes between plants. Large rocks and thicker tree branches make excellent garden edging.
Edmonton Freecycle can be a goldmine for additions to the garden, including plants, organic fertilizers, furniture and topsoil.
Regardless what size your space is, consider splitting it up into different zones or outdoor rooms that have different functions or seating.
Alina Clark is about as tired of her pandemic wardrobe as her comfort clothes are stretched and torn.
“I have four sets of jeans, seven shirts and five sweaters that I wear every week,” said Clark, co-founder of a software development company in Los Angeles. “They’re everything I’ve worn in the last two years. Me and my wardrobe are suffering from COVID fatigue.”
“Freecycle moderator Jakkie Durham and founder Deron Beal
are interviewed by Pat Marsh of BBC Kent. A recording of
just this segment may be found here. The full show of better
sound quality can be found here: (section starts at about 15.45pm)’
nyone looking to bask in a bit of the sunshine this half term in Manchester city centre might come across a giant rainbow that has appeared overnight in Piccadilly Gardens.
While it’s not to coincide with Pride Month, as some might presume, the giant rainbow installation is actually part of a campaign to raise awareness over recycling.
Measuring four metres high and seven metres wide, the rainbow is made entirely out of recycled cans and has been installed by not-for-profit group Every Can Counts.
Engaging offer THE Freecycle website allows people to give their goods away, without charge, to those who want them. Gilbert MacKay from Newton Mearns wonders if there is a poignant backstory explaining the site’s latest offering: Engagement gifts… 2 mugs.
When Matt Hearne moved to Crouch End a decade ago, he realised he knew few people on his doorstep.
So he put an ad on Freecycle asking if anyone wanted to put on a pantomime.
Ten years later, the am-dram society he helped to found – The Crouch End Players – are marking their anniversary with a production of Robin Hood.