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Website turns unwanted items into treasure

Users on Freecycle can share and collect possessions for free, reducing landfill waste and saving money.

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Freecycle, an online network where people can share and collect unwanted possessions for free, is becoming of the biggest environmental web communities.

Set up 10 years ago by a group of friends, the US-based non-profit organisation has grown to a global network of local groups with nine million members.

The Freecycle concept is being seen as a way to reduce landfill waste while saving money.

Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from South London.

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