Renewable Matter # 09 / March-April

Quo vadis sharing economy?

by Silvia Zamboni

People share dinners, houses, clothes, skills, talents and car lifts. Spurred by the Web, the sharing economy has become part of many aspects of our everyday life. Inspired by the desire to share and save resources, environmental ones included. 

 

Bologna-based 35-year-old Valentina, with a degree in viola at the conservatory, is often travelling both for work as a musician and for passion. “To save money, but mainly to feel at home” for many years she has been using airbnb, the international giant renting out temporary living spaces via public advertisements published on their portal: a rampant symbol of the sharing...

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