Thursday, May 10, 2012

Freegle Redbridge

At our last Coffee Morning our guest, Councillor Paul Canal, spoke about the problems we face as a community on resource management and in particular, waste - that is reducing it, it costs us taxpayers a fortune. He recommended Redbridge Freegle and has since done so on his Twitter account.

Freegle is a collection of local groups that allow you to give stuff away when you need to get rid of it but don’t want to throw it in the bin. Or save something from landfill by asking for it; perhaps someone has just what you need that they were about to throw away. Here’s how it works Click!.

Freegle Redbridge is also on Twitter which lists the sort of things on Offer and Wanted. However to "see" what’s on offer you have to register and log in. I am registered and get email updates but I have not had call to actually use it yet, so I’m looking to you people out there who perhaps have and to give us all the benefit of your experience in the comments.

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  1. I offered a number of 12'/3.6m long internet patch cords (for modem/router/PC connections).

    The first response I had was from someone who wanted to use them to cable the entire first floor, on the basis that 12 feet was long enough to get from the ground floor ...

    Another request was to connect the router in the hall to a PC in the living room. If both were about 3' from the floor - a typical height - that would only allow a maximum of 6' in the horizontal direction. Would that be enough, I asked - also pointing out that it would probably be much easier to move the router ...

    12' cables would be fine - but, 2 months later, they're still here ...

    The bulk of the cables - around 20 - went to a local school. The kids must eat them, said their IT guy, and it would save him making up new ones himself ...

    (As mine were the fully screened variety, I hope the kids found them suitably chewy ...)

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