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Speaking of swapping instead of buying new things, Rick Ridgeway, Vice President of Environmental Initiatives at Patagonia (and the first American to summit K2), agreed with Andy Ruben that the truly sustainable economy of the future will have to cut consumption of new products way down. If you don't believe that the trade and sale of secondhand items is profitable enough to be a viable force in the economy, John Donahoe, President and CEO of eBay (a company that knows a thing or two about the subject) was also at the conference.

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  1. Tafline Laylin May 9, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Wow, this is really fascinating. Thanks Yuka!

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