Freecycling is a phenomenon that enables people to give unneeded but usable items to others at no cost. Whether you call it ethical shopping, sustainable giving, sharing, waste reclamation or simply free stuff, this grass roots movement with over 5 million members started as an effort to promote waste reduction and prevent unnecessary clogging of landfills.
There are myriad freecycle links:
* Locate a Freecycle Network near you by using the original freecycle database.
* Yahoo offers a search engine of FREE IS GOOD listings.
* Use this recycle group finder to locate a trading center.
* Check for the closest Free Reuse meetup group near you.
* Find a Yahoo Freecycle news group near you.
* Free Computer Recycling.
* Find a clothing swap event near you.
* RideAmigos is a database of taxi ride share requests.
* The Berkeley, California Public Library offers a tool lending library.
* A local freecycle spinoff was started in Catalonia, Spain.
:: Read Maura Judkis's blog 4 Easy Ways To Be A Freegan from the Huffington Post.
:: Olivia Zaleski offers tips on the Art of Dumpster Diving from the Huffington Post.
:: Read more at the Huffington Post Green Living big news page.