Thursday, 23 June 2011

RECYCLING FOR THE RAINFOREST: RFUK PARTNERS WITH NEW ONLINE SWAP SCHEME

Rainforest Foundation UK have confirmed a partnership with Netcycler, a new free internet service that allows to you swap and give away unwanted items launching in the UK this week.

Necycler is hoping people will sign up at http://www.netcycler.co.uk/ and get involved with swapping that feels like shopping. By creating matches between offers and wishes, all people need to do is list what they want to get rid of and what they would like in return. People can also donate the purchase price obtained from goods through Netcycler to the Rainforest Foundation UK and in so doing, helping to protect the rainforests of the world from further destruction. This partnership will not only help raise funds for the Rainforest Foundation UK, but also promotes the re-use of secondhand goods and the reduction of waste.

Rainforest Foundation UK’s Executive Director, Simon Counsell, said: “We often have people contacting us who want to fundraise for the rainforest within their own community, so we’re very excited about this fun and socially responsible idea having a new online reusing service with a national reach - and it complements our green ethos perfectly.”

Netcycler’s co-founder, Jussi Koskinen said: “Swapping with Netcycler is a great way to get rid of all those unwanted items whilst at the same time finding things which actually have a place in your life. Whether you want to trade a pair of shoes for a coffee machine, or an electronic drill for a designer suit, there really is something for everyone. And whilst functional, it is environmentally friendly and lots of fun.”

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