Concern for sustainability is trending again This is why companies that aim for success and permanence in the market are looking for ways to get involved in certain social causes, to develop product lines with recyclable organic materials or to join reCommerce.
The eBay platform recently produced a report on the sale of second-hand products (Report Recommerce, in its original language) which provided some interesting data and, in addition, recognized the commitment of Generation Z to this inclination that favors the preservation of natural resources in Mexico and in the world.
ReCommerce, an alternative for eco-friendly consumers
E-commerce is, as the Mexican Association of Online Sales (AMVO) explains, the practice of selling second-hand items, Whether they have been used or not. Over the years and among a wide range of alternatives, it has positioned itself as “the ideal” to acquire any type of clothing in a sustainable way.
It should be noted that Generation Z, which includes people born between 1997 and 2012, is the one that consumes the most refurbished products. According to the study mentioned above, 80% of respondents say they have bought one with these characteristics Over the past year; while one in three admitted to selling a second-hand item.
And the position of entrepreneurs?
Both entrepreneurs and large companies present in our country have opted for this business model or a similar business model. For example, Amazon launched a line of sustainable products earlier this month; which includes dresses, pants, sweatshirts, t-shirts, blouses, bed and swimwear.
eBay, for its part, has a specific section with at least 190,000 refurbished items. They have been inspected and restored by professionals to be then sold in perfect condition.
“Sellers they give a second life to the products with great dedication, they repair them until they look like the originals, making sure they are in the best condition and look as new as possible, gradually generating a new source of income. At eBay we are committed to having a more sustainable future, to achieve this we must act today and therefore build a healthier planet for our community and future generations”highlighted Raúl Bustamante, communications manager for eBay Latin America.
eBay will continue to develop actions of this type
The e-commerce platform has consistently implemented measures aimed at reducing the environmental impact. Among them, the following stand out: the use of clean energy in its offices, the efficient use of water and the diversion of waste from landfills.
In addition to this, it aims for the year 2025 that 100% energy used in its data centers and departments (not just in Latam, but worldwide) comes from renewable sources. What does this effort look like today? Well, 74% of what was promised has been delivered.
Image: Courtesy of eBay
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