How eCommerce is Becoming More Sustainable

Online shopping should be done more responsibly, and positive steps are already being taken to bring this to fruition. Sustainable commerce now has a growing trend called recommerce – the buying and selling of second hand goods. Much of this includes second hand electronics and apparel but could apply to other ecommerce categories as well.
A notable example of how impactful sustainable commerce through second hand goods can be found on the eBay platform, where 720,000 metric tons of carbon emissions were saved in 2020 alone. You can see more about sustainability in eBay’s sustainability report to see just how impactful this trend poses to save the environment.
In fact, by the year 2025, eBay is planning to create $3 billion in positive economic impact while preventing an additional 3 million metric tons of carbon emissions through the sales of pre-owned electronics and apparel.
Read on through the following visual deep dive to see how sustainability and commerce go hand in hand.
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