It is 2021 Waste Reduction Week in Canada, and we have taken this opportunity to highlight environmental efforts and share ideas on waste reduction. Today is Sharing Economy Saturday.
Sharing economy is choosing access over ownership to maximize convenience or other benefits to the consumer. It is based on pooling and exchanging services, resources, goods, time, knowledge, etc. Many of us already participate in sharing economy, for instance, by using lending and streaming services. By choosing to borrow instead of purchasing, we can save space in our homes and eventually in a landfill. In sharing economy, consumer benefits from expense reduction and the environment from waste reduction!