Hackney toy sharing app unites local parents in the war on waste
- Credit: Emma Ash
Jason and Emma Ash have created a free app being trialled in Hackney to help parents save money on toys and kids items – and combat the millions of tonnes of household waste that goes to landfills each year.
Launched last week YoungPlanet is an online toy-sharing platform connecting parents and rehoming items many people throw away.
Jason and Emma started it after living and working around the world - moving home often meant getting rid of old stuff and buying new things for the kids.
Jason told the Gazette: "We're all becoming aware of the impact [we're having] on the planet, so we wanted to create a way to give parents a solution to a life with fast-growing children accumulating a house full of unused stuff."
Parents have already exchanged hundreds of products during the app's beta testing like prams, car seats and clothes.
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They hope to introduce the idea to other boroughs through a crowdfunding campaign.
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