Recycling in Shanghai
Have you heard of theFreecycle Network? They are “changing the world one gift at a time!” The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,017 groups with 8,921,372 members around the world. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of 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. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers. Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by clicking here (for Tamworth). Or by entering it into the search box on

Local groups match people who have things they need to get rid of with people who can use them. The goal is to keep usable items out of the landfill. By using what we already have on this earth, we reduce consumerism, manufacture fewer goods, and lessen the impact on the earth. Another benefit of using is that it encourages us to get rid of junk that we no longer need and promote community involvement in the process. Free your inner pack rat!

Begun in January, 2011, the Moultonboro-Tamworth group is a branch of a fast-growing international movement, which began in Tucson, AZ on May 1st, 2003 and now boasts thousands of groups all over the world. We all know lots of great people in our community who would
love this idea. Recycling locally is central to sustainability. So, let’s start “paying it forward”.

If you’re new to Freecycle, click here for FAQs.

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