Ok, maybe that title is a little confusing. Let me expand.
Freecycle is freecycling but freecycling is not Freecycle.
It can be quite frustrating when it seems that the media industry appears to believe that the two are one in the same thing. Often talking about the freecycling movement but only directing people to Freecycle. There are dozens of other useful sites around the globe. I admit that Freecycle may be one of the better know ones, but could that be because that’s all people normally hear about.
OK I know I may be biased about ours (http://www.anygoodtoyou.com) but there are quite a few others and if you search on sites such as AlternativeTo.net and SimilarSiteSearch.com you can find lots of alternatives, likewise if you look up freecycling on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freecycling you can see that Freecycle is only one such service.
Now obviously we are going to shamelessly plug AnyGoodToYou.com (this is after our blog) but to ensure we are not doing the same thing I am highlighting above, here are a few of the others sites (please note we are not endorsing or recommending the following sites, just showing alternatives exist)
- Freegle (UK based) http://www.ilovefreegle.org/
- Reuse Moose http://www.reusemoose.com/
- SnaffleUp http://www.snaffleup.co.uk/
So to sum up and refer back to my original point…
Freecycle is a method of freecycing
freecycling is far more than just Freecycle.
If you have more sites you would like to share with people, feel free to comment here or why not join our freecycling community over on Google+, we have a section dedicated to freecycling sites.
- Top 10 Places to Freecycle Unwanted Items (dangerouslee.biz)