Ottawa Buy Nothing groups bringing neighbours together

By CBC News Ottawa, February 9, 2018

Online "Buy Nothing" clubs are sprouting up all over, and they're much more than a place for people to swap free stuff — they've also become an important meeting place for neighbours.

Members of the Facebook groups post items they're looking to loan out or give away to people living nearby.

'I go for walks with my dog and I see people I've picked up from and I wave to them.' - Melissa Mate, Buy Nothing group administrator
"It's really more about meeting your neighbours and building your community than it is about the free stuff," local Buy Nothing group administrator Melissa Mate told CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning.

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