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Sharing economy rebound- the case of peer-2-peer sharing of food waste

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Show simple item record Meshulam, Tamar Font-Vivanco, David Blass, Vered Makov, Tamar 2021-06-17T15:27:38Z 2021-06-17T15:27:38Z 2021
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The Sharing Economy is commonly assumed to promote sustainable consumption and improve material efficiency through better utilization of existing product stocks. Yet the cost-savings and convenience of using sharing economy platforms can ultimately stimulate additional demand for products and services. As a result, some or even all of the expected environmental benefits attributed to sharing could be negated, a phenomenon known as Rebound Effect. Relying on a unique dataset covering close to 1.1 million exchanges on a Peer-to-Peer (P2P), food sharing platform, we use a combination of Environmentally Extended Input Output analysis (EEIO), geo-spatial network analysis, and econometric modeling to quantify how much of the expected environmental benefits attributed to sharing are negated via rebound effects. We find that over the 3 years examined, sharing edible yet unwanted food with other peers was associated with nearly 1,800 tons of avoided CO2-eq. However, our results suggest that over 80% of these avoided emissions were negated as platform users re-spent the money saved by sharing on other goods and services. Our results demonstrate the importance of considering the potential implications rebound effects might have on the efficacy of leveraging the sharing economy to elevate environmental burdens en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 4th PLATE 2021 Virtual Conference, 26-28 May 2021;
dc.subject sharing economy en_US
dc.subject rebound effect en_US
dc.subject food waste prevention en_US
dc.subject Environmentally Extended Multiregional Input Output (EE MRIO) en_US
dc.subject analysis en_US
dc.title Sharing economy rebound- the case of peer-2-peer sharing of food waste en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.31880/10344/10231
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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