In 2013, two friends created a facebook project where people can engage in a local gift economy. You can become a member and then receive emails about things that people want to give away or you can ask for things that you need. This is the Buy Nothing Project and there may be already be one in your community that you can join. If not, you may want to start one. In our area we have Buy Nothing Bayswater/Embleton and Buy Nothing Maylands/Mt Lawley/Inglewood so check them out. This project is about reducing our consumption and waste by sharing what we already have. It is about meeting people in your community. It is also about giving and receiving gifts of kindness. No wonder it is so popular.

"Buy Nothing: Give Freely. Share the bounty. Post anything you'd like to give away, lend, or share amongst neighbors. Ask for anything you'd like to receive for free or borrow. Keep it legal. Keep it civil. "