Free-Cycle Your Unwanted Stuff
Free-Cycling is the process of getting rid of unwanted stuff by offering it for free in return for free removal. What is rubbish to one person can be another's gold. Whether it is a pile of old bricks or a load of unwanted bric-a-brac from the loft - chances are - there is someone near you who would want it or could use it and who would be prepared to collect for free.
Not only does it save you a trip to the local dump or paying someone to take it away, it has massive benefits both economically and environmentally.
The Economic Benefits of Free-Cycle
Reusing or recycling materials means that the demand for new material can be reduced - reducing the need for new raw materials that might have to be imported.
Waste and landfill is reduced. The UK still relies very heavilly on landfill to get rid of waste, and whilst our dependency on landfill is reducing, its cost is escalating. It was estimated that in 2010 the cost of landfill was £30 per household. This figure is rising steeply as the government tries to delay the moment when we run out of landfill space - which is estimated to be soon. By reusing or recycling we reduce the amount of physical waste going into landfill.
Increased economic activity. Your junk and unwanted items can provide a business and income for others within your community - increasing welfare and prosperity within your own community.
The Environmental Benefits of Free-Cycle
The environmental benefits of free-cycling are very clear. Landfill is environmentally damaging and reducing it will have an immediate benefit. One of the biggest problems with landfill from an environmental point of view is the massive production of methane gas and the potential for ground-water contamination.
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