Stars’ Discards Up for Grabs

March 7, 2009 at 8:39 am | Posted in Celebrities, News | Leave a comment

cubaMyskip.com, a brand-new British Freecycle-type website, is celebrating its launch with a “Celebrity Throwaway.”

“Skip” is Britishese for “Dumpster.”

 

The “Throwaway”  includes free items formerly owned — and then donated — by stars including Cilla Black, Gordon Ramsay, Ricky Gervais, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sheryl Crow, David Jordan, Alan Carr and Mamma Mia’s international cast.

Via its interactive web site, which reportedly cost £100,000 to create, Myskip plans to have a constantly shifting array of some 10,000 free items on offer at all times, in hopes of reducing the nearly 16 million tons of trash dumped every year in British landfills. Users post pictures and descriptions of items they wish to dispose of, citing their general vicinity. Whoever wants an item contacts its donor through the site and arranges a pickup.

This is an idea whose time has come. Welcome to the future!

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