Over 33 million Brits saved more than £4 billion by engaging with the sharing economy last year. 2015 will be even bigger…
This Sunday we start Global Sharing Week 2015 (June 7-13) a positive week of frugality & innovation.
This event will highlight the personal finance benefits of Britain’s sharing economy, as well as the social, environmental and corporate responsibility good it does each year.
Price Waterhouse Cooper estimates the UK sharing economy will be worth £9 billion by 2025, so it is quite important to raise further awareness of this sector during these increasingly expensive times.
I personally love to share what I can. I have an account on Couchsurfing, Airbnb or blablaCar and use all of them actively.
I share food with my friends who live nearby before leaving home for a longer period of time.
I am not the only one who shares goods: in 2014, Fareshare redirected surplus food that would have been simply thrown out by supermarkets to make 15 million meals for those in need, while Liftshare members have saved just under £60 million on greener travel since the site launched in 1998.
Ahead of the Global Sharing Week my friends from Liftshare’s prepared recently a new infographic that champions the ethical and economical work carried about by seven of the UK’s largest sharing economy sites, such as car space rental service JustPark, sports initiative OpenPlay, food redistribution charity Fareshare and more.
Are you frugal like myself? Do you use any sharing goods services and sites? If so please feel free to share your experience with us in the comment box below this post 🙂