22 February 2006

Community Barter

Individuals and non-profits can share their stuff (barter) through the worldwide Freecycle Network made up of 2,001,122 members in 3,398 communities.

Started in May 2003, the Tucson group wanted to promote waste reduction in the city center and lessen the effects of landfills on the desert landscape by setting up a free electronic forum where people can 'recycle' their unwanted items to someone who does want them.

At the website, www.freecycle.org, I see that there are already 108 members in four Dutch communities (Lelystad, Groningen, Roermond, Bleiswijk) here in The Netherlands.

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