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Netcycler webpage

Espoo

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.

sustainable consumption

Objectives of the Good Practice

to reduce purchasing of new goods, to promote sustainable consumption

Participants of the Good Practice

citizens

Target group of the Good Practice

citizens

Funding of the Good Practice

the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
private investors

More Details of the Good Practice

Available files

Contact details

Netcycler Oy
Tekniikantie 21
02150 ESPOO
FINLAND
info@netcycler.com

Data sources and references

www.netcycler.com
(Accessed March, 12, 2010)