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Place An Advert And We’ll Plant A Tree, with (more:trees)

You’ve probably already seen that Preloved are going to be pretty busy this month. We’re going to be celebrating our ninth National Second Hand Day. However, did you know that we’re also planning to plant trees, too? A whole lot of trees, in fact. For every advert our members post in certain categories from April 1st through to April 24th, we’ll plant a tree.

Preloved has always been serious about keeping items out of landfill, and we’re proud to have helped millions of items find new homes through us over the years. That’s why, this National Second Hand Day, we’re focussing on the environment, and the positive impact resale of used goods has. And who better to team up with than our very own sister company, (more:trees)?!

Why Plant A Tree?

Although the resale of ‘preloved’ items helps to prevent harming the planet, we wanted to do something to actively help the planet. Trees help combat global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen back into the air. Trees also provide protection for different species of animals, invertebrates, plants, fungi, and mosses, supporting biodiversity.

But did you know, as many as 15 billion trees are cut down each year, and whilst we may not be able to plant 15 billion trees here at Preloved to balance that out, we can certainly do our bit! And if we all make a small change, we can make a big impact.

Introducing (more:trees)

This National Second Hand Day, we’ve teamed up with our sister company, (more:trees), to help combat climate change.

(more:trees) allows people to plant a tree for themselves, as part of a business, or even as a gift for a loved one. The process is nice and simple, each tree costs only £1, and it takes no time at all to do online.

  • Register on (more:trees): Create a free account.
  • Plant Trees: Plant trees for yourself or your business.
  • Gift Trees: Plant for family, customers and others.
  • Keep Track: Watch your virtual forest and tree planting stats grow in the dashboard.

Behind the scenes, (more:trees) work with experienced tree planting partners across the world, bringing you a variety of projects to support and ensuring your trees are planted, cared for, and support wider community benefits.

How Will We Plant A Tree For You?

Between April 1st and 24th, every time you place an advert in certain Preloved categories, we’ll plant a tree on your behalf through (more:trees), and it wont cost you a penny.

  • Selling on Preloved is FREE.
  • You don’t need to pay for the tree.
  • You don’t need to pay for the planting.
  • All you need to do is post your advert.
  • Preloved and (more:trees) will take care of everything for you

Gardens: April 1st-7th

It doesn’t matter what you’re wanting to sell. For instance, it could be a greenhouse, a lawn mower, some flower pots, a trellis… so long as you’re selling something with Preloved’s ‘Gardens’ category, a tree will be planted for you. So while you’re finding a loving new home for your unused items, you’ll be making some money and helping the environment.


Clothing & Jewellery: April 8th-14th

This week, we’ll be planting a tree for every advert posted in our Clothing & Jewellery category. Whether it’s clothes, shoes, bags, watches, rings, so long as it belongs in Clothing & Jewellery, we’ll plant you a tree.


Furniture & Fittings: April 15th-24th

For our final days heading into National Second Hand Day on the 24th we’ll be planting a tree for every advert posted in our Furniture & Fittings category. Whether it’s a sofa, bed, table, or lampshade, For Sale, or Wanted, any ad posted in Furniture & Fittings, we’ll plant you a tree.



Tina

Tina

Community Manager

Tina's been part of the Preloved family since 2014 and spends most of her time reviewing Preloved policy and speaking with external parties, such has charities, forums, and government agencies. She enjoys spending quality time with her family, pets, friends, and Netflix.