Did you know that around £30 billion worth of unused clothes are sitting in UK’s wardrobes and more than 272K tons of furniture are available for re-use each year in the UK? This is one of the main problems that Partage is tackling.
“Partage is a platform that aims to fight against overconsumption and waste and encourage a sustainable consumption.”
Set up by brothers Boris and Isaac Kwemo, it lets users donate and pick up household items in exchange for points. Items on the site range from fashion and tech to books, games and furniture. The other interesting part is the exclusive partnership Partage has with sustainable brands in clothing, food and furniture. You can save up points to get special offers from the site’s eco-friendly partners.
Boris says: “I had the idea as a student – sadly a while ago – when I was frequently moving house and couldn’t find an easy way to sell or get rid of items. Also, the waste produced every day was alarming. Having a technology background, it was very clear to me that this major problem had to be solved by building a platform where people can easily give or get rid of their items and have some benefits in return. Partage brings together likeminded people and companies to recycle, reuse and cut waste.”
Isaac says: “When I was in was in the second year of my bachelor’s degree I worked on an entrepreneurial project on food waste. From then on, I realised that the waste market was very large and that this loss of efficiency was a problem that needed to be solved. This experience reinforced my environmental awareness.”
Find Out More
To find out more about Partage, or to sign up, check out their website www.partage.com (When you join, you will get 10 free points to get you started too!)
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