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Money saving expert: 28 quick ways to go green and save

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Use Freecycle to nab free sofas, coffee makers & more (plus find your old stuff a new home)

Giveaway sites such as Freecycle and Freegle can be a great way to recycle unwanted items, as well as save some cash, with listings covering everything from Etch A Sketches to espresso makers, and designer sofas to dungarees.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/green-moneysaving-easy-ways-to-reduce-reuse-recycle/

MoneySavingExpert: How to Get Free (or cheap) Food

Nab free food from Pret, Costa, local bakeries & more (plus eat neighbours’ leftovers for free… if you dare)

Whether it’s burgers, beer or blackberries, a free food and drink-sharing app offers you quality grub for free. The idea is that instead of binning surplus food, people sign up to Olio and offer it to their local community – think Freecycle for food.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/how-to-get-free-or-cheap-food/

Huff Post UK: 10 Genuinely Helpful Tips That’ll Save You Money On School Uniform

Ask the school about second-hand uniform

Parents can check if their child’s school or Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has a second-hand selling group, where you may be able to pick up pre-loved items. While this might not be available at every school, you could try organising your own second-hand sale with the school or check social media sites and apps such as Facebook Marketplace or Freecycle.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/school-uniform-discounts-to-save-money_uk_62ff6c02e4b0c8c57f5b217a

Frome Times: Food bank breaks records for ‘all the wrong reasons’ as cost of living rise hits hard

4.Use FreeCycle – a website where people give away stuff for free: www.freecycle.org    

Pebblemag.com: 16 Easy Ways To Save The World For Free

11. Freecycle – giving away items for free

Instead of throwing away items, give them away for free with Freecycle..

Freecycle is a grassroots and entirely non profit movement to help people give away their stuff for free.

With a network across the globe, made up of 5,000 local town groups, simply sign up and find a town (or more) near you.

By making posts about things you’d like to receive, other members can reply and arrange a pick up time.

Whether giving or taking, Freecycle is a great place to browse on a budget.

https://pebblemag.com/magazine/doing/16-easy-ways-to-save-the-world-for-free

The Sun: Eight ways to make your own clothes with our guide to needlework

Here is how to get it without spending a fortune.

IT’S A SNIP: Aldi sells portable sewing machines for £34.99.

Look on Facebook and Freecycle for ones that are being given away.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/18502675/eight-ways-save-money-needlework-clothes-sewing/

BBC.co.uk: Nappies added to roads ‘doubles life of surfaces’

Developers of a trial using nappies to make roads say it could mean the surfaces last twice as long.

The project is being piloted in Wales, and it could mean fewer nappies are thrown into landfill.

Fibre from nappies is added to bitumen glueing together asphalt road surfaces.

The Welsh government is backing the project with £180,000 funding, and a stretch of the A487 between Aberystwyth and Cardigan in Ceredigion has already been replaced with the nappy formula.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-60525088

Wharfedale Observer: Small Change

We nearly all have an example of an ‘impulse buy’ which we have never actually worn. So, it’s brand new and someone else will want it and wear it. Take it to a charity shop, offer it on Freecycle or sell it on Ebay and recoup some of what you spent. One person’s ‘spur of the moment buy’ is another person’s ‘marvelous find’.

https://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/20113515.small-change/

The Sun: Six tricks to save money by sharing with neighbours – from car pooling to garden tools

WHAT A GIVEAWAY: Neighbourhood WhatsApp groups are great for giving away items, such as kids’ clothes, toys, old furniture and books.

Also explore apps like Nextdoor and Freecycle which have items being given away locally.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/18370697/tips-save-money-neighbours-community/

HarperJames.co.uk: Meet the client: Deron Beal, Founder of The Freecycle Network

Our popular Meet the client series reveals the inside story on the organisations we support with legal services. This time, we caught up with Deron Beal, Founder and Executive Director of The Freecycle Network. He shares his inspirational story of building the largest nonprofit international gifting community and keeping over a thousand tons out of landfills and incinerators each day.

https://harperjames.co.uk/news/meet-the-client-deron-beal-the-freecycle-network/