The average lifetime usage of a power drill is about 15 minutes. The rest of the time it sits idly in the tool shed, waiting for its moment in the sun. This means a vast number of barely used products end up in the bin. So we have the answer and it’s right up your street.
Ecomodo.com – an easy way for anyone to reduce their waste by simply lending and borrowing household items instead of purchasing new ones.
Ecomodo enables individuals to lend or borrow those everyday objects that so often gather dust in cellars, sheds and lofts with their neighbours. From lawnmowers to tents; golf clubs to awnings, Ecomodo enables users to list their items to lend and see what others have on offer. Items can be lent for free or lenders are able to charge for an item, and choose if they want to keep the fee or make a donation to charity. Lend objects, spaces or even skills; Ecomodo makes it easy for every to green their life.
Our aims are ..
1. To make good returns for all
Ecomodo aims to enhance communities of all types (neighbourhoods, schools, community groups, workplaces, councils, VCOs, faith centres, universities) by providing an opportunity for those in need through direct access to goods and services around them and indirectly through charity integration.
2. To help the environment
It is a reality that we live in a consumer driven society. Our aim is to create a society of socially responsible consumers whilst preserving quality of life.
3. To change the way products are made
Our long-term aim is to influence manufactures to design more robust, longer lasting products. By changing consumer behaviour and increasing the use of everyday objects, manufacturers will no longer be able to cut their bottom line by delivering products not built to last.
Ultimately, we want Ecomodo to be the first place people turn to when they have an occasional need for objects, skills or spaces. We all need it to become the norm to make the items we have, but seldom use, available to people around us.