Let Earth Day Be A Reminder Of The Green Living Importance Of Seeking Used Items Instead Of Being Consumer-Driven And Opting Only For Brand New. Here Are A Few Resources To Check Out To Help Reduce Waste And Find Quality Second-Hand Goods.

This week my Every Day is Earth Day desk calendar (Sellers Publishing) reminded me of the green living importance of seeking used items instead of being consumer-driven and opting only for brand new. Buying, selling, and donating clothing, toys, household goods, equipment, or other belongings can not only save you money, it can help others save money while also reducing waste, which is a key to being kind the environment. Here are a few resources to check out for second-hand goods.
This week my Every Day is Earth Day desk calendar (Sellers Publishing) reminded me of the green living importance of seeking used items instead of being consumer-driven and opting only for brand new. Buying, selling, and donating clothing, toys, household goods, equipment, or other belongings can not only save you money, it can help others save money while also reducing waste, which is a key to being kind the environment. Here are a few resources to check out for second-hand goods.

Thrift shops and second hand stores

Check your local listings for thrift, secondhand, and consignment stores in your area to buy, sell, or donate everything from jeans to home decor.

Garage sales and yard sales

Your local newspaper should have a listing of upcoming garage or yard sales. Take a Saturday and go sale hopping to find items you need. Or if you don't want to hang on to your belongings, have your own garage or yard sale to recycle your things.

ShopGoodwill.com

ShopGoodwill.com is the first Internet auction site created, owned and operated by a nonprofit organization. You can find books, electronics, office supplies, jewelry, furniture, clothing, and more. Look for Goodwill stores in your own neighborhood, too.

Craigslist.org

Popular around the world, you can use Craigslist to buy, sell, or donate items in your locale or beyond.

Half.com

Looking for used books or have a few you want to sell? Half.com, an EBay company, is a discount site for books, including textbooks, games, movies, and music.

Freecycle.com

If you're looking for free items or want to donate items, the mission of Freecycle.com is to reuse and keep good stuff out of landfills.  The Freecycle Network is made up of 4,936 groups with over eight million members around the world -- check it out for a Freecycle group in your community.

More vegan lifestyle tips!

Recommended for you

Comments

Comments on "Green living: Buy used items"

+ Add Comment


(required - not published)