One easy way to reduce plastic consumption is to get stuff used-- no packaging. That is just one reason why I love Freecycle. Using Freecycle online allows you to give and get individual items, and attending a Freecycle Freemeet is like going to a really great garage sale-- where everything is free! I attended one earlier this fall and scored an insulated lunchbag that I use daily.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at the Flatbush FreeMeet!
Saturday, November 22, 2008, 12pm - 3pm
P.S. 217 Playground (1100 Newkirk Avenue at Coney Island Avenue)
Rain or Shine
Directions: Q train to Newkirk Ave or F to 18th Ave. By bus, take the B68 to Coney Island Avenue and Newkirk. You will find the FreeMeet underneath the scaffolding next to the playground.
WHY: New Yorkers discard some 12,000 tons of waste each day that is exported to landfills and incinerators in other states! Here's your chance to help NYC reduce waste and keep our environment clean by finding new homes for your old stuff, and getting somethings you can use in the process. Leftovers will be donated or recycled to every extent possible.
WHAT TO BRING: Bring unwanted clothing, housewares andother reusable items to share* or simply bring a tote bag to fill. Bring friends and family too! Electronics. Bring electronics to be reused, recycled and redistributed through Rattech, who will accept oldcomputers, electronic equipment, printers, monitors, CD's, toner / inkcartridges, etc. Got wire hangers? Bring 'em to the FreeMeet so we can hang clothes and recycle the hangers afterwards.
MORE INFO: www.RecycleThisNYC.org/freemeet (excuse our technical difficulties--the date and location on thewebsite will be fixed today)
*please bring portable items only and log on towww.Freecycle.org to give away furniture and other heavystuff.