New recycling site goes online in Leeds

A NEW recycling website has been launched in Leeds.

www.GoodNewsForPolarBears.org lets local people recycle things they no longer need by simply giving them to other local people that do.

The free non-profit website lets members list items they no longer need, as well as search the site and set email alerts for things they need.

When a match is found members say they 'want it' and a deal is sealed, with no money changing hands. Currently offered on the site, free for the asking, are a logitech USB stereo headset; 1GB of laptop RAM; Roger & Gallet teapot; Canon camera flash memory card; and mobile phone.

The website's founder, called The Big Bear, set up the site in response to seeing perfectly serviceable items being dumped at the household recycling site.

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