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Voxy: 5 ways kiwis can celebrate Recycling Week

Don’t wanna Recycle? Why not Freecycle

The Freecycle Network is a grassroots movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free. It’s entirely non-profit and helps keep good stuff out of landfills. Head to freecycle.org to sign up and list items that you no longer want or need. While your there, feel free to check out if there’s any bargains up for grabs in your area!

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Minneapolis Star Tribune: Five tips for becoming an ethical shopper

Shop less or secondhand

Before buying, think about whether you really need it. If you do, look for options that have a smaller footprint, said Casey Taylor, a partner in Bain and Co.’s retail practice. Invest in used products or in reusable, high-quality or easy-to-repair items. Check thrift shops, garage sales and community groups like the Freecycle Network. Another sustainable solution? Rent clothes through services like Le Tote and Rent the Runway.

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Nursing Notes: Former student nurses share their top money-saving tips

5. Be penny-wise, seek out free pickings – go to sites like Freecycle for free furniture, kitchenware and bicycles.

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The Argus: ‘We’re no burden’: At home with the Allen family in Brighton

He said: “It’s freecycle, grow your own, wild foraging, kids out and about, on screens as well, but for the most part back to the natural world, the change of the seasons, stripping ourselves down.

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The Daily News of Newburyport: Beyond the Bin: Giving new life to old items

Freecycle is the original online recycling community. As its name implies, it is dedicated only to things offered for free. Used, new and unique items show up daily. This is the best platform for listing imperfect or incomplete items. To join Freecycle, visit https://tinyurl.com/y5sza74t, click on “Join this group,” and follow the prompts.

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Evening Times: Does Glasgow really not understand climate change?

“I think Glasgow is really good for upcycling… things like freecycle on gumtree has a lot going on, cthe reuse of clothes and donations are more prominent in Glasgow than in other places…

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San Mateo Daily Journal: 7 tips for becoming an ethical shopper

3. SEEK SECONDHAND GOODS

When you choose previously owned items, you aren’t contributing to the labor and materials needed to make new goods. Check thrift shops, garage sales and community groups like the Freecycle Network for inexpensive — or free — finds. Another sustainable solution? Rent clothes through services like Tote and Rent the Runway.

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Bobvila.com:More Than a Dozen Free Resources That Will Make You a Better Homeowner

There’s actually a lot of cool stuff you can get for free, from mulch to cleaning supplies. If you’re looking for something unusual or specific, check out your local Freecycle community. And you can always give gently worn and new items to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore donation centers

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NorthEndWaterfront.com:Guide to an Eco-Friendly September 1st in the North End

FreeCycle is a grassroots organization kept running from the dedication of volunteers who want to help keep items out of landfills by providing a place to post free items that other people in your community can pickup. Anything can be posted here as long as it is legal and appropriate for any age. Sign up today and start searching for a new home for your unwanted items.

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Ideal Home: Linda Barker’s kitchen is really not what you’d expect

‘Oven from Freecycle, porcelain pans from French flea market, table & toaster from UK charity shops, wooden star from my old mail order business, unwanted magimix from family, apron a freebie from Wolf. (Who needs a new kitchen?),’ she wrote.

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