There is so much waste in this world.
Mahatma Ghandi once said: “We have more than enough for our needs, but not enough for our greed.”
Ultimately, this is the real reason that there is so much famine, poverty and debt in the world. So many of us spend so much money accumulating things we want, forgetting that there are people who have little to nothing.
We build up debt in order to own things which we later throw away when the newer, shinier version comes out…
Now, I realise that there is no way that I could possibly change this culture from the pages of a blog post, but I would like to bring your attention to a way of saving money and minimising waste.
Freecycle is an amazing concept where people give away items they no longer need or use, that would otherwise be put in the garbage or simply left to rot in an attic or loft.
This means that not only is less damage being done to the environment, but those involved are allowing others to save money.
To find out about your local freecycle, just go to www.freecycle.org and sign up.
This is a great way of making your money go further, particularly as you can request things.
So, whether you need a new bedside lamp, or a new bicycle, or you fancy learning to play guitar, take a look at freecycle, and maybe you might just find what you need with a 100% discount!