As consumers in the modern world, we should strive to evolve our mindset and shopping habits to consciously support commerce that is also sustainable as well in an eco-friendly way. Through progress found on eCommerce platforms such as eBay, many are making this thought into a reality by buying and selling second hand goods such as apparel and consumer electronics, sometimes referred to as recommerce. Recommerce is making great strides towards a brighter future. In 2020 alone on the eBay platform, 720,000 million tons of carbon emissions were saved through the buying and selling of second hand consumer electronics and apparel. By the year 2025, eBay hopes to offset an additional 3 million metric tons of carbon emissions as well.
You might not think that you, the actions of one, can make a difference, but every bit helps toward this goal. Learn more about the improvements found in eCommerce through the use of sustainable commerce through second hand goods in the following report and visual deep dive below:
Infographic by: ebayinc