Sharing Economy - Waste Reduction Week 2020

Posted by RecycleSmart Team on Oct 24, 2020 1:00:00 PM

In the age of the internet, the sharing economy model is flourishing. This new model defined as a peer-to-peer (P2P) based activity of acquiring, providing, or sharing access to goods and services allows people to make a passive income. A major part of its success is the community-based on-line platform to connects the providers with the buyers. Now that you know what sharing economy is, let's look into how companies other than Uber are taking up this new model. 



One of the most friendliest communities online is the pet community! Want to connect with a local sitter when you have an unexpected errand to run? Check out Rover! Rover allows owners to create listings for dog boarding and walking, house sitting, visits/check-ins and doggy daycare. This reduces the stress of trying to find a local family member to take Chewy on his much needed haircut. 

Sitters can apply for various jobs, and the owner selects the perfect sitter for the job. As a result, owners can find inexpensive and specialized care for their pets while sitters are paid to hang out with dogs. Although Rover is selective about which sitters they approve, it’s possible to make the equivalent of a part time job. 




Maybe you don't have a pet because you don't have the space for one. This is where Neighbor comes in! Neighbor's innovative technology and a space-sharing marketplace helps match people’s empty space with other people’s extra stuff. From someone's attic to someone's empty parking lot, users can rent space for 50% cheaper than traditional self storage. Using Neighbor to rent out affordable storage units allows renters to save an average of $54 a month while hosts can earn over $400 a month. Between the cheaper prices, secure space and newfound friends, Neighbor is making the self-storage industry a friendlier place for everyone. 




Forget the classic rental car and try out Turo! From rentals as cheap as $25 per day to a new Jaguar model, there's a car for everyone on the app. Instead of booking a rideshare, you can have the full freedom to drive the car yourself! It's finally time to drive that dream car you've always wanted for a day. 




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