They say that shopping can be therapeutic, but let’s also count the costs of what irresponsible business practices could potentially do to the environment. It’s time for us to think in on a broader scale of what each and every one of us can do in order to make a better world for future generations. We’re not talking about some pie in the sky, abstract goal that only the largest companies in the world say they’ll achieve decades from now – we’re talking about sustainability through ecommerce.
The time to take action is now. Instead, let’s talk about the role of sustainability in recommerce – the buying and selling of electronics, clothing, and other such items that are secondhand and available for purchase online. eBay is leading the charge in these efforts. Last year, the sales of pre-owned electronics, apparel, and other items on eBay were able to conserve an impressive 720,000 metric tons of carbon emissions. In fact, by the year 2025, eBay hopes to prevent an additional 3 million metric tons of carbon emissions.
Yes, you too can make a difference through the buying and selling of secondhand goods over the internet. Learn about what steps are happening on eBay’s network in the following report and visual deep dive infographic below: