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The Riot Act: Living the good life on the cheap (or even for free!)

THE FREE STUFF

Freecycle

The Freecycle Network is a global phenomena and, founded in Tucson Arizona in 2003, one of the earliest platforms to encourage gifting. It is based on environmental principles, and Freecycle claims that its recycling initiatives ensures that over 500 tonnes a day of waste are kept out of landfill. There are over 9 million Freecyclers globally. There is one Freecycle group in Canberra with nearly 3,000 member.

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Le Pays Roannais: Et si, au lieu de jeter, vous donniez?

WEWUNIK: ‘Kind’ cycle a web boom – Albany Times Union

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Justin Atenzon, 6, and Michelle Atenzon, 9, with a mannequin ship their household obtained from Freecycle, an internet neighborhood that curbs environmental waste by recycling outdated gadgets inside communities somewhat than sending them to landfills. much less
Justin Atenzon, 6, and Michelle Atenzon, 9, with a mannequin ship their household obtained from Freecycle, an internet neighborhood that curbs environmental waste by recycling outdated gadgets inside communities somewhat than sending … extra

Albany

Supply No. 5823548 had all of the cadence and intrigue of a Hemingway quick story: “Cookie press. Model new by no means used,” the topic line learn.

The true story, much less so: Consumer mk0120 simply did not need the factor, and had no space for storing or spritz cookies cravings. It was gone the subsequent day, directions included.

The provide, posted to Albany’s on-line Freecycle neighborhood, is one in all a whole bunch of native day by day giveaways that comprise the rising so-called “present economic system.” The Freecycle Community, based in Arizona in 2003 and lately has unfold by way of the Capital Area, challenges members to desert the standard quid-pro-quo economic system in favor of environmental and social altruism.

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Cambridge News: You don’t have to buy into Christmas consumerism – join the “free” revolution

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but there is a growing army of Cambridgeshire folk shunning the consumer frenzy that surrounds the festive season.
With UK advertisers spending an estimated £5.6 billion in the run-up to Christmas, Brits are whipped up into a buying bonanza – with many spending beyond their means.

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Lancaster Edge Gazette: Freecycle founder returns to roots

LANCASTER – Deron Beal isn’t just back in town for the Fairfield County Fair, but he’s looking forward to it.

The executive director of the Freecycle Network came to kick off the annual Ohio University Lancaster Friends of the Library speaker series Thursday in Wagner Theatre.

Freecycle is a free website where users can post things they would normally trash, or even look for free items. There’s no exchange of money, just items.

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arlnow.com: Need a Life-Sized Poster of Vladimir Lenin?

Freecycle.org is a website that allows members to give things away to neighbors for free. It’s like Craigslist, but only for free stuff.
The Freecycle group for Arlington has nearly 3,500 members and more than 550 items offered either for giveaway or as “wanted.”
Among the recent items: a replica of the Declaration of Independence, a broken necklace, a bunch of unwanted coffee filters and a rug that’s had black paint spilled on it.

But one particular, unique item on the site caught a reader’s eye: a life-sized poster of communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin.

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aarp.org: Living on a Budget

This nonprofit movement consists of more than 5,000 local groups — and some 9 million members — all around the world. It’s all about keeping good stuff out of landfills by allowing members to give away items they no longer need, as well as search for things they can use that someone else might want to jettison. And it’s all free, including membership. — Istock

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Greenfield Daily Reporter: Column: Recycling

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Boston Globe: Moving boxes come full circle

In August 2014, we moved from the Washington, D.C., area to Somerville. After we unpacked, we gave away the surviving boxes on Freecycle.

Fast-forward to our next move, in December 2015. “Wanted: larger moving boxes” we posted on Freecycle. The next day, we were picking up half a dozen boxes from a nearby porch.

One of them had our handwriting on it: It was a box we’d used to move up here, reused at least twice in the interim. What goes around comes around.

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Chicago Blog: Freecycle- The Do’s and Don’ts

Here is my advice to you when using Freecycle:

DO-Respond to any emails you receive from the person with the stuff immediately.

DO-Do make sure you are able to pick it up in a timely manner. No one wants to warehouse things.

DO-If possible ask if they can leave in on their porch or entry way for you to retrieve.

Don’t- Don’t waste peoples time.

Don’t-Go back and forth trying to figure out how to retrieve the item. Have your ducks in a row before you ask for the item.

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