Here are the three easiest ways to start your circular journey.
We do not have to own something to use it. The creative ideas driving various shared-economy models let us access almost anything we want without the need to buy, store, and maintain everything ourselves. We can share flexible housing (Airbnb), work spaces (LExC), cars (Waivecar), bikes (Social Bicycles), clothes (Tulerie), party supplies (Joymode), and more. And don’t forget about tool libraries, skill swaps, and other sharing circles in your neighborhood.
Who wouldn’t want something that works perfectly, for a fraction of the cost and benefits the environment by keeping things out of landfill? When you order stuff refurbished, particularly from a certified refurbishing program, like Amazon Renewed and Arrow Direct -or anything we renew, that’s what you get!
The best way to make sure your well-loved stuff can be used again is by recycling it through a company’s take-back program. More and more companies are offering increasingly accessible and versatile programs, like Timbuk2’s Break Up With Your Bag and Madewell’s Denim Donation Program. Make sure you ask all the companies you do business about their take-back programs. The more they know it matters to you, the more it will matter to them.