A barter way of life: Covid crisis fuels swapping of goods and skills

  The Guardian 

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Empty shop shelves drove many people to exchange items such as toilet rolls and yeast, but some have carried on It all started as a way of getting hold of items such as flour, yeast and eggs – and even toilet rolls – that were in high demand at the start of coronavirus outbreak after many began panic-buying, leaving shelves empty. But for some, the swapping of goods has continued since those frantic few weeks. Exchanges of everything from food to plants are going on through dedicated Facebook pages such as Barter United Kingdom, which has more than 1,300 members, WhatsApp groups and the neighbourhood hub app Nextdoor. Continue reading...

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