- Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

10 Cool Collaborative Consumption Websites That Let You Swap Your Way to Better Stuff

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On May 22, 2011 @ 12:15 pm In Green Technology,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments

collaborative consumption, sharing websites, swap websites, swapping, online swapping, barter websites, bartering, neighborrow, bookmooch, i ella, zwaggle, swapstyle, avelle, bag borrow or steal, rent the runway, makeup alley, clossette [1]

Have you heard about collaborative consumption [1] yet? It’s the latest way to “consume” sustainably and it’s practically free. Basically it’s a more technical term for swapping, and if you’re interested in trying it out, there are a bunch of sites [1] that allow users to log on and trade in things they’ve outgrown for cool new items. It’s better for the planet too since all the participants are bartering things they already own instead of consuming new items that need materials, electricity and fuel to produce. If you want to see why so many people are into collaborative consumption, check out our list of top websites [1] to help you get started or you can even start your own [2].


Article printed from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/10-cool-collaborative-consumption-websites-that-let-you-swap-your-way-to-better-stuff/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://mylifescoop.com/featured-stories/2011/05/10-websites-for-collaborative-consumption.html

[2] start your own: http://mylifescoop.com/featured-stories/2011/05/10-websites-for-collaborative-consumption.html?page=2

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.