Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:03
I run my local group of the UK online based nonprofit voluntary recycling/reuse charity #ilovefreegle.org Freegle means 'Free Giving Locally Easily' and has only one goal 'To Stop Good Stuff Going to Landfill' and in doing that support local communities around the UK including Schools, I have several local schools who come to us for resources whilst they go through the Green Flag Award Scheme. Colleges, Uni's, Allotment Associations, Charities, Nonprofits, Community Groups and many more who can register to get the resources they need completely free of charge. Yes, that's right there's no money involved in being part of the Freegle community. Freegle saves literally hundreds of tons of perfectly useful stuff from landfill every month. I've created a community garden and have had everything from trellis, bricks and mortar for retaining walls, seeds, plants, containers, old windows and door frames for our cold frames, tools and garden furniture and that's just a small part that Freeglers have played in helping me get the garden up and running. There are over 550 groups and more than 1.6 million members giving away stuff they no longer want and/or getting things they do. So why not help yourself and help the environment at the same time.