there’s a free online marketplace to fix all the
shopping days gone wrong and the gifts yet to be
website and Apple app for "sharing" lightly
used goods is called yerdle (lowercase). Sign up for an
account, and you can have what others don’t want for a
$2 to $4 flat-rate shipping fee.
founders — a former Walmart exec and a former Sierra
Club president — think this is a way we all can save
money and cut waste. Why buy something new when you can
dust off a lightly used version of the same thing?
our ideas about shopping would be good for the planet
and our consumerism problem, yerdle’s handlers say.
this really get us a pass?
all got donation centers just a detour away. I just
dropped off a trunkload of books at one. Eventually I’ll
probably stop to unload a box of tag sale dishes that my
mom couldn’t pass on years ago.
the founders might be kind of right about the unchecked
shopping. Mom convinced herself that I’d squeak at the
sight of the circa-1950 pink floral imprints on those
four-piece place settings.
maybe somebody on yerdle would still want to set the
table as Grammy did. If so, I could earn more points to
use for more shopping — uh, "sharing" — on
yerdle. I got 250 points just for opening the account.
keep wondering how far that box would have to travel to
reach a "green" home?