We continue to hear about new ways we can reduce our carbon footprint in our everyday lives, but at the end of the day, the easy activity gets priority. Environmentalists have made great strides in the green movement – from recyclable kitchen appliances to solar panels, it’s hard not to adjust your life for the greener. But what about the old boxes of books in the garage, or the video games your kids have outgrown?
With Earth Day just a little more than a month away, people will surely be reflecting on how to be more “green” in their daily lives. Take a moment to declutter your home and help the environment with Swap.com.
“The Swap Movement” is taking over. In 2009, Swaptree members conducted nearly one million trades, with a total carbon offset of 5M lbs—roughly equivalent to taking 30 cars of the road for one year. Calculating approximately 5lbs of offset per trade, average members have been able to lower their annual carbon footprints by approximately 180lbs.
“We are excited to be at the forefront of The Swap Movement, which is redefining the term recycling,” says Carl Schwartz, Vice President of Marketing at Swap.com. “Because items are constantly traded and reused again, Swaptree is an easy way to recycle stuff you have to get things you want, reduce consumption of new products, and feel good doing it.”
So, grab your item for trade and let the great minds at Swaptree work their two and three-way trade algorithm magic. Within seconds you’ll have a list of items you’re eligible to receive for your old taking-up-space items in your spare room, garage, attack or junk drawer. It’s about time start your Spring Cleaning…