Collaborative Consumption - Socio-Technical Resource Efficiency and Diffusion Potentials of Selected CC-Models

  • Project no.450288
  • Duration 08/2015 - 07/2017

The project aims at analysing the potentials of resource use and resource saving of collaborative consumption (CC, German NsB) models to allow for a well-grounded classification of their ecological and social relevance. Undesired consequences such as rebound effects will be considered as well. Based on this, recommendations on how to design CC models in a more resource-conserving way or how to make already existing saving potentials utilisable will be illustrated. It is intended to direct innovative CC models, their areas of application, and consumption patterns based on these forms towards sustainability at an early stage.