|Motto||Don’t throw it away – give it away!|
|Formation||11 September 2009|
Freegle is a British organisation that aims to increase reuse and reduce landfill by offering an Internet-based service where people can give away and ask for things that would otherwise be thrown away. It is free to use and works in a similar way to the international Freecycle.
Freegle was formed on 11 September 2009 after many Freecycle groups in the UK decided to break away from the US parent organisation following disagreements on how groups in the UK should operate and the dismissal of long-term UK moderators, who had been speaking out.
On May 2015, there were 402 Freegle groups with a total of 2,033,406 members in the UK.
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- Whittaker, Freddie (26 November 2013). "Huge free-for-all makes us sharing website capital city". Oxford Mail (Oxford: Newsquest).