04.0122 Swapping, Sharing, Borrowing & Hiring

The Freecycle Network

Description

The Freecycle Network is made up of more than 5,140 groups and more than 7.5 million members worldwide. It is a grassroots and entirely non-profit web-based movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers. Membership is free. The mission of TFN is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources and eases the burden on landfills while enabling members to benefit from the strength of a larger community. Read more »

Flooting

Description

Flooting makes it fun to find bargains in your local area and super easy to find new homes for stuff you're done with. When something is listed on Flooting, we wrap it in a virtual bubble and float it around the neighbourhood on our game map. People looking for a bargain play a simple strategy game of catch the bubble to try and win it.

Flooting's game based approach offers some great benefits.

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Location

145-157 St John Street,
London EC1V 4PW
United Kingdom

Scavenger Reuse & Recycle Network

Description

The Scavenger Reuse & Recycle Network project is a resource hub for everyone to use (organisations, businesses, domestic individuals, community groups, charities).

A bit about the network's aims and uses:

  • A living inventory of all the surplus, unwanted or un-used, items that exist within homes and businesses across the UK.
  • Promoting the reuse of all things and reducing the quantity of things that are being thrown away and taken to landfill sites.
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Location

168 Dalston Lane,
London, Hackney E8 1NG
United Kingdom

The Borrowers Ltd

Description

As a reaction to this age of mass consumerism, gargantuan collective debt and the pressure on our landfill sites, we've set up a new website called www.theborrowers.co.uk in a bid to encourage people to recycle their belongings and share parts of their property.

Our new concept allows borrowers to save money by hiring instead of buying new and gives lenders an opportunity to earn a little extra from all those things tucked away, unused and abandoned, in lofts and garages all over the UK. Read more »

Location

Nursery Close,
Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 2JB
United Kingdom

Free Give

Description

Freegive is made up of groups with members across the world. Freegive connects people who are giving and getting stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. This is an easy way to reduce the clutter in your home and help someone else at the same time. Freegive group is active in 123 countries across the world. Best of all, it's completely free to join. Read more »

ecomodo

Description

Ecomodo lets you lend and borrow each other's everyday objects, skills and spaces with confidence. You can lend for free, for a fee or for charity.

Use Ecomodo to:
• Make money by lending the assets you already have
• Save money by borrowing the things you don't need often
• Fundraise for your favourite good cause by donating your profits to them
• Share what you have and help the people around you
• Reduce your environmental impact and live a rich, more sustainable life

Invite people and pool your resources... Read more »

Location

Brambley Hedge,
Main Road, East Boldre,
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7WD
United Kingdom

uSWAP

Description

uSWAP is a website where people can swap items, skills, property or labour. The site is free to join and at the moment, adding swaps is also free. A person can swap an item for a skill, a skill for labour, a car for a holiday, or they can swap for cash. It's easy to register on uSWAP and adding a swap is also straightforward. I hope that uSWAP will become a success, as it will show that people with Asperger's Syndrome, such as myself can achieve whatever we want to and we don't have to be consigned to the 'scrapheap', living on benefits.

Location

37 Clifton Mount,
Leeds LS9 6EP
United Kingdom
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