“Buy Nothing” groups reduce waste by connecting people online

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Instead of running to the store, more and more people are connecting online to find clothes, appliances, and food through “Buy Nothing” online groups. These groups help people declutter at home and purchase items at low to no cost, all while preventing consumer goods from going to landfill. The Buy Nothing Project was founded by Rebecca Rockefeller and Liesl Clark in 2013 in Washington as an experimental “hyper-local gift economy”. It has since turned into a worldwide movement , with its own mobile app, with the collective goals of reducing waste, saving money, and building community. Read more.

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