‘Freecycle for corporates’ launched

A new website has launched enabling businesses and charities to exchange unwanted items, such as building materials and office furniture, for free

Globechain describes itself as a ‘freecycle for corporates’, and like Freecycle – a popular site for exchanging unwanted goods – it’s free for businesses to register, obtain goods and advertise items.

Based in the UK, the company hopes to create a global network of members in order to cut costs for small- to medium-sized businesses and charities. It is also aiming to help companies become more environmentally friendly by reusing items that would otherwise end up in landfill.

So far, over 100 companies have registered including the London Reuse Network, BHS and the Charity Retail Association.

One of Globechain’s first corporate clients recently donated almost £3,000-worth of shop fittings. These were then received by a St Michael’s Hospice shop in Hastings, which is currently being refurbished.

Chris Jones, head of trading for St Michael’s Hospice, said: “It is important that we keep our expenditure in our shops to a minimum in order to raise much-needed funds for St Michael’s Hospice. A service such as Globechain helps us to achieve this by allowing us to fit out our shops free of charge.”

You’re the solution that Positive News needs

Our small, dedicated team is passionate about building a better alternative to the negative news media. And there’s never been a greater urgency to our mission. 

To invest in producing all the solutions journalism that the world is longing for, we need funding. We’re asking readers like you to get behind us by making a regular or one-off contribution as a Positive News supporter. Please back our team today and, together, we’ll change the news for good.