Here's an interesting article from KPBS Amanda Strouse about the new ways people are consuming: renting, trading and bartering. Our US General Manager, Jeff Boudier, gives an in-depth perspective about these trends:
I think the market of ‘recycling of goods’ (through renting, swapping, or giving away) will explode in the next five years, and not so much because of the economy, but because there is a starting shift in the way people consume. The over consumption paradigm meant: buy new, use once, store forever. Some new economic systems will arise to allow for a more efficient way of consuming, based on functionality and usage, rather than on ownership.
Which means, of course, that more and more people will join Zilok to be part of our peer-to-peer renting community!
You can read the full article here.