LONDON, January 15 /PRNewswire/ --
- Online Classifieds Help Fulfill Consumers' Resolutions to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in the New Year
Oodle (http://www.oodle.co.uk/), a whole new kind of classifieds, today released 3 easy tips to help consumers "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" as part of their New Year's Resolutions to maintain a greener lifestyle.
Resolutions to "go green" and reduce carbon footprints were very popular for 2008, and Reuse is one of the best ways to keep useful items out of landfills. Green resolutions were particularly popular in the U.K., topping more lists even than those in the U.S.
"Reuse should be one of the biggest topics on consumers' minds today as they work to reduce the impact of their lifestyles on the environment," said Duncan Dunlop, General Manager, Oodle UK. "By following a few simple tips, consumers can make a measurable difference within their local community."
A few simple ways to impact the environment include: 1. DONATE YOUR STUFF. Many schools, shelters and charities are looking for unused items and materials. Thinking local can make a visible difference and many charities will pick up reuseable items directly from your home. Tips for local giving can be found at http://www.oodle.com/donate/tips/. 2. SELL IT ONLINE. Online classifieds are a great way to get rid of things you would normally throw away. Think about how much money might be lurking in the recesses of your house or flat and breathe new life into them. It's simple to post a free listing on sites like Gumtree. 3. RE-GIFT. Got gifts you didn't like in 2007? Put them in the cupboard and you'll always have a gift handy, or re-sell/trade them online ... especially once that pesky return deadline has passed.
These tips were informed by research done by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (http://www.epa.gov), the original advocate for "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." According to publicly-available information from the EPA, during the past 35 years, the amount of waste each person creates has almost doubled from 2.7 to 4.4 pounds per day. Reuse is one of the best ways to reduce this waste by stopping waste at the source, delaying or even avoiding the item's entry in the waste collection and disposal system.
Web site: http://www.oodle.com
Michelle Andersen of Oodle, +1-650-401-7200, ext. 142, firstname.lastname@example.org