Collaborative Consumption: A Snapshot of Examples

The Collaborative Consumption Hub has posted an extensive list of more than 1,000 examples of "collaborative consumption" from all corners of the world.

The term collaborative consumption is used to describe an economic model based on sharing, swapping, bartering, trading, or renting access to products as opposed to ownership.  

The list includes car and bike sharing services, textbook rentals, clothing swaps, coworking spaces, shared gardens, and more.

Below are just a few of the examples—visit their website for many more! 


Ride sharing
Zimride, Nuride, Liftshare, Jayride, goCarShare, GoLoco, Mitfahrengelegenheit, Caronetas, DuckSeat, RewardRide, Avego, Zebigo

Solar Power
Solar City, Solar Century, PretaSol, One Block Off The Grid, CitizenRe

Toy Rental
Dim Dom, BabyPlays, Rent-a-toy, ToyLib, Speelotheken, Brinquedoteca, Smarty Rents, Toygaroo

Textbook Rental
Chegg, CampusBookRentals, Zookal, BookRenter

Art Rental, Artsicle, TurningArt

Free/Gift Exchanges
Freecycle, GiftFlow, Around Again, Givmo, Ziilch, Exchango, Freally, Yoogot, ThingLoop

Social Currencies
Ven, Quid, TimeBanks, LETSystems, SPICE Timebank

Skill Sharing
Brooklyn Skill Share, TeachStreet, TradeSchool, Skillshare, Skilio, WeTeachMe

Social Food Networks
Gobble,, GrubWithUs, EatWithMe, Wok ‘n’ Wine, HouseFed

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