Detailed description of the Good Practice
Netcycler is a new environmental service to facilitate reuse and recycling of existing goods and to promote sustainable lifestyle and business. When you no longer need something, the service will find someone who does. It's an alternative for consumption centered lifestyle, an easy way to minimise shopping while still getting everything you need.
Netcycler is a service for giving away and acquiring secondhand goods. It's a new way to make environmentally friendly consumption decisions by reducing purchases of new products. Acquiring secondhand items instead of buying new ones has several environmental benefits: it decreases the need for new raw materials, reduces green house gas emissions due to production and transport, and decreases the amount of waste that goes to landfills. Netcycler supports using existing products until the end of their life cycle.
Objectives of the Good Practice
to reduce purchasing of new goods, to promote sustainable consumption
Participants of the Good Practice
Target group of the Good Practice
Funding of the Good Practice
the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
More Details of the Good Practice
Data sources and references
(Accessed March, 12, 2010)