Mutual advertising opportunities between Freegle & free item Facebook groups

I made a crossover map of Freegle groups and free item Facebook groups just out of curiosity:

There are 454 FB groups I could find with copious town and area searches, so the true number is probably not much higher at around 500. Compared to Freegle’s 434.

Here’s a look at their membership figures:

There are 5 Facebook groups overlapping with my local Freegle group area alone and they were nice enough to let me advertise my Freegle group, so thought others might be curious to see and give it a try.

I created a pinned post on my Facebook page & group explaining all the platform options people have for viewing and sharing free items with the long term goal of hoping the free item groups do the same, then made a post to the various groups saying more or less the same thing.

The idea being with having more platforms to chose from, people will be more invested in the platform they like the most and encourage others to use it also, helping those in poverty, reusing products to create less of a demand on people and the environment, plus fostering a sharing economy.

The pinned post

Other Platforms

Learn about other ways to reuse items with The Great British Reuse Map.

This website keeps logs of user engagement, so we can discourage people who only collect to sell on, as well so we can edit posts for clarity. But, there’s also Trashnothing.com where you can search for posts within a set distance from where you live, though you do still have to join the freegle group you want to post in or in order to respond to posts.

Plus here are a few free item facebook groups within and overlapping with Denbighshire:

The Advert

Hey all, just dropping by to say I recently started the website Denbighshire Freegle, we have a Facebook group which if you want to post wanted or offer posts to you’d more than welcome.

Some benefits of the website version are you can sort posts by just offers or just wanted posts. Posts have titles so you can quickly see what item the person is offering/requesting and how far away they are. And moderators can see logs of user engagement so we can discourage people who only collect to sell on.

Finally there’s also Trashnothing.com where you can search for posts within a set distance from where you live, though you do still have to join the Freegle group you want to post in or in order to respond to posts.

All the best.

The suggested mutual pinned post

Other Platforms

Learn about other ways to reuse items with The Great British Reuse Map.

Freegle keeps logs of user engagement, so that mods can discourage people who only collect to sell on, as well so mods can edit posts for clarity. But, there’s also Trashnothing.com where you can search for posts within a set distance from where you live, though you do still have to join the freegle group you want to post in or in order to respond to posts.

Plus here are a few other free item facebook groups within and overlapping with Denbighshire:

The maps

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