Freegle is an online platform with a huge social, economic and environmental benefit - it allows you to give and get items for free in your local community. It's easy to sign up and really simple to use. Best of all though, it's kind to the planet as it can save pre-loved items from going to landfill. These items can range from children's toys, to bicycles, mattresses and furniture.
There are currently 13 local Freegle groups across Essex, with over 70,000 members. In 2020, 164 tonnes of 'stuff' was reused through the platform, saving an estimated 83.8 tonnes of CO2 emissions - this is roughly the same weight as an orca!
First of all, find your local Freegle group.
Once signed up:
You can also search or browse the items offered, or post a request for something that other people might have.