The idea of collaborative consumption goes beyond the concept of making money from your unused items as a way to supplement income, it is much bigger than that.
We are entering a new era of collaborative consumption and leaving behind the habits of hyper-consumption as we reevaluate our environment, economy and shift our consumer culture by making better choices. These new choices and new behaviors will impact the future of our world.
As new startups emerge that raise awareness they also help to unlock how the Internet is building a global economy of shared goals - built on kindness to strangers, sharing and new ways to unleash acts of generosity. An article by Anya Kamenetz in FastCompany entitled, The Case For Generosity sheds light on this growing trend.