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Save clothes from landfill - use a Freecycle app

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jomckenna Mon 02-Mar-20 22:22:48

There are a range of freecycling apps out there including Freecycle, Freegle, and the new Gively app... Worth checking out

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SarahHackey91 Sat 07-Mar-20 22:54:17

I've been using Young Planet to get some new born toys for my son and there is a local start-up called Gively that acts like a general freecycle depository for anyone to give and take what they need.

Also, check out some Youtube vids on how to repair old items before considering throwing it away. Sometime's it's as easy as new paint job or just just some stitches.

Sophiet95 Sun 08-Mar-20 18:24:00

I have been using Facebook groups to freecycle but it takes forever to move anything. I feel very guilty for buying new cloths but I can't stop myself sometimes. I'll give Gively a try...

Supersimkin2 Sun 08-Mar-20 18:25:57

You can take all textiles, rags inc., to a charity shop and we'll recycle them for you.

bingbangbing Sun 08-Mar-20 18:27:21

I've tried the whole freecycle pas it on thing, end up with a bunch of piss takers and nut jobs.

Gave up.

KinneyReds4Ever Mon 09-Mar-20 20:03:02

I don't think it's a good idea to invite strangers to your house but a meeting in a public place like the local cafe works. I've been freecycling via web and apps for 2 years now and it definitely feels like a growing area so I'll keep trying. At the end of the day, I feel like I am reducing a decent amount of waste so it's worth it. I gave away an old sofa and TV without paying the council to pick them up so good for the wallet too.

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