Collaborative consumption is transforming the way in which different communities are meeting their consumption requirements, but like all needs are different, the method to solve them must also be.
The collaborative consumption and collaborative economy are conquering more and more sectors of society and the economy, so we want to show the three major systems projects covering subscribe within these concepts.
According to the book “What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption” Rachel Botsman and many other publications, there are three categories under which it is possible to classify the collaborative consumption.
Systems based on the product:
Basically this system is one that includes all initiative where you pay for use of the product and not their property, changing the paradigm of most industries seeking unbridled increase in private domain.
In this group we can introduce Carpooling, a trend that is sharing your vehicle with other individuals who may use the same route to their destinations or rental of an object from person to person, such as a drill, as it is tool is only used, on average, 20 minutes during the lifetime of these types of income and allow to maximize the benefits of tools like this without the need for each person to have one of your own.
In this case, those projects where a reallocation of the ownership of a cluster is promoted, to someone who can give him a proper value to the object that is no longer used by the original owner.
This group of projects may be those that promote the sale of any product without reciprocity and the Freecycle, a number of communities around the world, where a person deliver goods that are not already using, other individuals who can make better use The bartering and Truequers where subjects exchanged material items together, or the sale of used as is done in items eBay , where for a lot less than the market price, items that still have years of life are traded useful.
Collaborative life styles:
This system brings together all initiatives that the skills, knowledge, spaces, among others focus not only share material goods, but also in the exchange of less tangible, such as time goods. In order to acquire knowledge and / or experience without spending much money.
Usually, groups of local scope projects, such as time banks which are organized in neighborhoods or small groups to share knowledge or services through the use of currency exchange hours. But there are also cases of initiatives of this kind with a global presence with Airbnb , where a traveler who wants to experience different cities, rent a room or space in the home of an inhabitant of that destination, obtaining not only a place to sleep, but also acquiring experience and tourism knowledge a person has about their own locality.
Keep these 3 large systems, it will provide a clearer picture of how it’s moving collaborative economy in society and to understand that to connect, collaborate and share there are no limits, only the desire to come together and help others it is needed , the environment and the society in which we live.