Tag Archives: collaborative consumption

The Story of Stuff

I’m about to share a video that I can’t believe I have never seen up until yesterday.  I’ll admit I have heard of it but I have never made the time to watch it.

This is a great resource for those who educate and are passionate about sustainability, consumerism and social issues related to the production and consumption of stuff.  Please take the time to watch. I’m glad I did!

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The Story of Stuff Project

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iPhone App of the Day: Plunder

Plunder: The 100% Free recycling classifieds.

This app has so much potential once more people get on board. Haven’t found any items posted up in my area to date. Many posts appear to be located around the Sydney area.

Certainly relates back to my earlier post titled – The 5th “R”: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair, REDISTRIBUTE.

2 stars(Certainly has potential once more people are using it.  Will keep an eye on this app.)

The 5th “R”: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair, REDISTRIBUTE

Rachel Botsman: The Case for Collaborative Consumption

Botsman (2010) describes an era we are moving towards where “usage trumps possession”. This is where the consumer for example wants to listen to music but does not want to buy the CD, iTunes is a perfect example of this shift. However if a person does posses an item and they are finished with it why not redistribute? People are embracing new technology and websites dedicated to swapping and the redistribution of possesions is slowly becoming common place.

Very imformative TED Talk.