Resource: Twin Cities Free Market
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Title: Twin Cities Free Market
Resource type: Business
Topics: Buildings, Communities, Individual Choices
Keywords: reuse, apartments, exchange, used
Audience: All
Region: Twin Cities
Summary: The Free Market is a listing service for Twin Cities residents who want to get or give free reusable goods for the home, garage and garden. It is part of an effort to reduce the amount of reusable goods being thrown away.
Content: The following text is from the web site below:

"The Twin Cities Free Market (SM) is a reuse program of Eureka Recycling. Eureka Recycling is a nonprofit organization that offers programs and services to reduce waste. The Free Market is an interactive internet-based program that allows people to easily list or search for free items they want to get or give away as an effort to reduce the amount of goods being thrown away.

The Free Market provides people with the opportunity to easily reuse items and reduce the amount of new things they buy. It also diverts materials that can be difficult to dispose of from the waste stream (e.g., appliances and electronics) and redirects those items to their highest and best use. Reuse is a large part of a comprehensive zero-waste strategy because reusing as much as possible helps to demonstrate that waste really is preventable, not inevitable!

The Free Market is funded in part by the City of Saint Paul, Carver County, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Washington County, and the State of Minnesota SCORE Fund. An original feasibility study was funded by the City of Saint Paul and the Minnesota Board of Government Innovation and Cooperation."

Suggested by: Paul Moss
Added: 04/18/02
Updated: 08/30/12