Notions of waste consume Chuck Templeton, particularly the statistic that kicked off his “distributed tool shed” OhSoWe: there are 60 million drills in the US that are used, on average, for 10 minutes a year (and as with drills, think ladders, airbeds, skis, etc.). OhSoWe is a localised network of 16,000 users engaged in collaborative consumption: sharing tools, goods and services – and the beauty of this model is that it can be replicated online anywhere in the world. The potential for reducing consumption and creating real wealth is endless if we all buy less and share more. ...


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