Brazil: Responsible consuming through freecycle

Lúcia Freitas [pt] discovers Brazil's freecycle groups, a recycling community already present in over 70 countries, and now in 8 Brazilian cities. She explains the main idea behind project: “When giving those things they don't need any more without requesting anything back, not only the participants exercise their generosity, they strengthen their community ties and promote sustainability and reuse”.

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