Peer-to-peer initatives are growing in numbers every day. It started with Kickstarter, AirBnB and Zipcar and has now progressed into a whole new economic system. Have something to share? Find an app or a website and you will surely find a way to share your car, extra bedroom, tools, knowledge or even food.
The peer-to-peer economy is one of the biggest and strongest reactions to the economic crisis we’re facing today. It offers people the chance to share their products or services, offer them at a lower price and make a little extra on the side. It cuts out the middle man and helps consumers to exchange with other consumers.
One important reaction to the crisis is the demand for small, local and personal interactions. All peer-to-peer initiatives offer this. One new example is LeftoverSwap. An app that allows you to either help other to reduce waste as a taker, or provide you with the possibility to share your leftovers so you don’t have to throw them out.