Freecycle Splits

The UK arm of Freecycle, an initiative that allows people to give away things they no longer need thus avoiding landfill, is in the process of splitting from the US founders

Freecycle was a life-saver for us as we cleared out my parents' house after Mum died last year. Big items, like the three-piece suite, couldn't be given to charity shops, and they were in great condition, so there was no need to landfill them. But, through Freecycle, we found people who needed them, and gave them away. 
With a little bit of luck, this split will allow the UK's Freecyclers to innovate and push up the amount of goods Freecycled, rather than undermine a fabulous initiative.
Which reminds me – anyone want a small, exercise-style trampet?

Published by Adam Tinworth

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  1. It looks like Freegle is taking off in a big way. It was started on Friday and there are already 131 groups and 568,355 members – over 25% of the original Freecycle groups and members.


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