Why a Freeshop?

1 February, 2010

We live in an age of hyper-consumption and waste – a time when people buy on a whim and trash things with every shift in fashion.  Landfill sites are overflowing with perfectly useful bits and pieces, supermarkets fill bins to bursting with perfectly edible food and incinerators burn 24 hours a day, filling our air with cancerous dioxins, in a desperate attempt to destroy all the things we so desperately ‘needed’ only last ‘season’.
And that’s not to mention the tonnes of earth we dig up, the wars we start and the lives we ruin in sweatshops around the world to make the crap in the first place!

This consumer nightmare has got to stop!


Freeshops are community-led initiatives aimed at promoting the ideas of recycling, sustainability, and co-operation, where items are simply given away to whoever wants them.  Kernow Action Now! is running regular freeshops around Cornwall to celebrate and encourage community co-operation and sharing, over consumerism and waste culture.  The freeshops will also act as information hub for radical ideas and actions across Cornwall and beyond.

If you have something you want to contribute to the freeshop (ideas or stuff) , please contact us: kernowaction@gmail.com

Kernow Action Now! (KAN!) is a non-hierarchical, consensus-based group that supports, promotes and encourages all forms of direct action to confront, stop and eventually reverse the destruction of our communities and the planet.