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Freecycle meets iPod

Meet Matthew Smith. One day he decided to use a magnetic holder to hold his iPod in his car. Bad move. The magnet warped his hard drive, rendering it inoperable. So Smith turned to Freecycle, the Internet-based sharing community that prefers to gift unused items rather than to toss them into landfill.

The freecyclers responded so enthusiastically that not only did he have enough parts to fix his own iPod, but also to repair and build a few more units. Which he gave away. So more people began to donate broken iPods to him, which he now fixes up and offers back out to his community. What a marvelous way to be socially responsible, environmentally conscious and spread the iPod love! TUAW salutes Matthew Smith.

[via PowerPage]

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