promote a sharing economy

promote a sharing economy, for example car share schemes, cycle share, tool libraries, toy libraries.

Why the contribution is important

Many items people buy and then throw away are rarely used. Most cars sit idle in parking spaces all day. If items were shared then less would need to be made. the cost of use would also be reduced and sharing helps buidl community.

by Pauline_Robinson on October 21, 2020 at 08:57PM

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Comments

  • Posted by greenstreak October 21, 2020 at 23:52

    This is an essential idea, but it needs more fleshing out.
  • Posted by PhilJones October 22, 2020 at 12:51

    Public bike share schemes are in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and the Forth Valley with others planned. They do work, but not everyone in the community value them. There are tool libraries, city cars etc. There are significant funding issues with all these. they take grant funding as they arent sustainable as stand alone businesses. Id love to see the Scot Gov invest in them, it would be very costly, so they would have to find the money from somewhere, oil perhaps, taxation on plastics?
  • Posted by lesliesoulfire October 23, 2020 at 12:09

    Car clubs are a way for sharing cars. Community Wardrobes for re-using perfectly wearable clothes that people have bought and no longer want, community food cupboards save food waste by collecting usable food from supermarkets who would otherwise send to land fill. But as the above comment indicates, each initiative has to spend much of its time applying for the next grant. These community initiatives could be enshrined as policies that become the norm, with funding from government through local councils.
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