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Problem We Face Today
Over-consumption is a key problem in the modern developed world. We produce consumer products and people are encouraged to buy. The internet has facilitated worldwide purchasing which has led to over-production and over-consumption. Products are bought in large quantities and product life-cycles are shortening with products being discarded at an increasing pace to make way for newer models. But many of these products are not biodegradable or recyclable. People buy these products only to throw them away after a few months and they buy something else in place, a newer model, a faster product, a better model etc. Landfills all over the world are filling up with items that are not necessarily unusable, in fact many of the items such as handbags, electrical and electronic equipment, music instruments, etc are still in perfect working order when they are being thrown away and such items that are tossed in the trash on a daily basis take up 36.6% of our landfills internationally, which is more than a quarter of all the waste we produce every day. Many of these items are not biodegradable or recyclable and we are polluting the environment when we throw these items away. This over-consumption is not sustainable and we need to change the human consumption pattern.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations call for sustainable development and ECrent is committed to implementation to deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Ecrent aims to bring about a consumption revolution to change human consumption pattern from buying and owning everything, to renting to maximize the use of existing resources and minimize wastage. Ecrent’s goal is to make consumption more sustainable and accelerate the adoption of green economy. Ecrent encourages the owners of assets to share them with others. The platform enables those who have to share their idle assets with those who have not and this helps reduce inequality. Big ticket items that the poor cannot afford to buy are now available for rental at a fraction of the cost. Assets can be accessible and enjoyed by all which lead to social equity and social harmony. Ecrent also promotes green entrepreneurship and encourages people to start their own renting businesses around the world regardless of their status, genders or abilities. With the ecrent platform, anyone can start their own rental businesses working from home. This contributes to employment and sustainable economic growth. ECrent supports the United Nations' Public Private Partnership (PPP) Initiative and welcomes participation and partnership from Governments and publc organisations around the world.
Embracing Sharing Economy Worldwide
Ecrent embraces the Sharing Economy concept and encourages online peer-to-peer sharing and waste reduction worldwide. Collaborative consumption maximizes the use of the earth’s resources and reduces carbon footprint. Through Ecrent, people and entities can share easily around the world, building stronger communities and global harmony.
ECrent aims to be the largest and most extensive global online rental platform, encouraging people to share through renting to protect our environment.
Why use ECrent?
Save Money Rent instead of Buy
ECrent provides a platform for people to rent instead of buying frivolously. Through our platform, renters can contact owners direct, so not only will you save money by renting, you can also help protect the environment.
Go Green and Make Money
For owners who have any belongings that you no longer have use for, yet these items are still usable, then you don't need to dispose of them. Simply place them up on the ECrent and you may just find that person who would like to utilize your items. That way you can make some extra cash with your idle assets and at the same time help cut down the number of waste products that enter our landfills on a daily basis and protect our environment. Remember, putting your belongings up for rent on ECrent means going green and helping protect the environment.
Try before you Buy
Not sure if a product that you like is suitable for you long term? Now you can try out a product before actually buying it for real so that you can decide whether you like it before you actually buy it and keep it for good. For a limited rental fee, you can try out any item that you can imagine and some items have lease to buy options so you can actually keep the items if you decide you like them after renting them for a while.
We humans are selfish and short-sighted. We take natural resources from the earth to make many things for ourselves, generating greenhouse gases in the process. Then we trash the very things that we make, damaging the environment and turning this earth into a rubbish dump with no consideration for later generations and other species. We need to change our ways.
Scientists have warned that without strong actions, temperature will rise quickly by 2 degrees beyond which the situation will become irreversible and catastrophic, causing many sufferings and deaths around the world. We are talking about a chaotic world with more disasters than we can cope with - earthquakes, droughts and famines, cities being submerged under water and millions of people being displaced and dying. The situation is urgent. But there are many things that we can all do in our daily lives to help reduce global warming. And here we suggest some basic things which we call the 4Rs to combat global warming:
Reduce Energy Use - we can reduce energy consumption by turning down the air-cons. We should switch off the lights when not needed. We should take public transportation instead of driving when we can.
Rent - We can Rent instead of buy to reduce overconsumption. When you buy something, think of all the energy and resources that go into producing the item and what happens when we no longer need it and have to trash it.
Re-Use as much as possible. Bags, boxes, bottles, furnitures etc can all be re-used. We don’t need to buy new ones all the time. Second hand items are just as good.
We should Re-cycle paper, bottles, plastic etc.
These are all simple things but we if all do it together, it will make a difference in reducing carbon emissions. let’s not wait, for we can all start doing something right away.