Kashless.org

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Kashless.org was a Seattle, Washington-based web marketplace where everything was free.[1][2][3] Kashless provided a platform to find and redistribute any used or unwanted items, with the goal of reducing users' carbon footprint by consuming less.[4] Another goal was to reduce the amount of matter going to landfills.[5] Initially launched in the Puget Sound area of Washington in February 2009, Kashless was offered to many local communities in over 40 states and territories of the United States.

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Kashless.org was founded in October 2008 by ex-Microsoft IT expert Martin Tobias.[3] Developed by Kashless, Inc., Kashless.org was a non-profit demonstration of their software to enable reuse marketplaces.[6]

Kashless not only gave its users the ability to get rid of or receive any free, reused, and unwanted items – it also awarded them with points for doing so. Kashless.org partnered with rewards company RecycleBank in this effort,[7] allocating points to users for both posted and wanted items, along with other point accumulation options.[8] Reward points could then be redeemed through partner RecycleBank’s Web site.[9] Kashless suspended its RecycleBank's points program in early 2010. As of early 2011 it shut down because of lack of funding, referring visitors to Craigslist and freecycle.org.[10]

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