Freegle

Solution: Sharing and reusing unwanted items. Owner: Freegle. Strategy: Reuse.

People moving a sofa

Description

Freegle is run by volunteers and encourages people to exchange unwanted items for free. Individuals can connect via the digital platform to find potential recipients within their local community.

Location

UK-wide.

Scale

2.7 million members across the UK.

Potential circular economy impact

Freegle promotes a circular economy by encouraging people to exchange items instead of throwing them away. This extends the lifespan of products and helps to save money.

What’s involved?

People: Volunteers; users.

Resources: A website or digital platform.

Technology: Digital platform.

Implementation: Recruiting volunteers; launching digital platform.

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Freegle