Okay, so maybe you won’t get a free lunch, but if you become part of a small but growing number of people who are members of Cairo’s Freecycle Network, you could get a toaster, a couch, cutlery, or even lightly-used clothes – for free. Really, the sky’s the limit, and it doesn’t cost a single piastre to join.
Are you leaving Egypt and looking to give the belongings you’ve accumulated a new home? Post it on the shiny new Freecycle Cairo Facebook page, save a newcomer piles of cash, and spare Egypt’s deeply distressed environment. And if you don’t think this small gesture counts, consider this: the international Freecycle community diverts 500 tons of trash from global landfills every day.