Sharing platform: Peerby
Pioneering the sharing economy – maximizing resources
Reducing waste and making most of existing products
Peerby is a pioneer in the sharing economy as it provides a localised, peer-to-peer sharing platform. Users can easily borrow or rent (Peerby Go) consumer products from peers who live nearby. When participants post a request to borrow or rent a specific item, Peerby not only posts the request, it also alerts the one hundred closest Peerby users and asks them whether they own the item, and can make it available. Many people have items such as electric drills, a lawn mower, or other equipment that is only used very occasionally. Sharing becomes a way of capitalizing on inherent value. Peerby saves people money, promotes social cohesion and contributes to a better environment: as much as 1/8 of all CO2 emissions are derived from the production and consumption of durable goods. Through sharing, Peerby users reduce waste and make the most of existing products and services.