The second-hand economy is growing… Because of you.
Whether you buy, sell, donate or swap, we’re all a part of the second-hand economy.
About the Second-Hand Economy
What Is the Second-Hand Economy?
It’s all about extending the life of a product by finding new uses for it. You already participate in the second-hand economy if you:
Buy or sell
Rent or lease an item
(or a location)
Why Think Second-Hand First?
You’re probably already a part of the second-hand economy and don’t even know it. And do you know how your actions affect your budget, local community, the national economy and the environment?
STRENGTHENING THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
The second-hand economy contributed up to $36 billion to Canada’s economy last year. That’s money that would otherwise be spent outside the country, including through the purchase of imported goods.
HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT
When you prolong the life of your things so that others can enjoy them, it’s an easy and effective way to do your part for the environment.
SAVING AND MAKING MONEY
A great way to stretch your budget! By buying used, Canadians saved around $480 last year and earned about $883. The second-hand economy helps you get more for your money.
KEEP YOUR MONEY IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Finding new uses and bringing things back to usable condition often supports local business, like repair & restoration shops!
How Are We Doing?
Last year, Canadians granted a second life to 77 products each by finding a new and useful purpose for it! Whether you donate, buy, sell, swap or exchange, it all counts towards the bigger picture.Canadians granted a second life to 1,848,900,000 items in 2015!
Want to Know More About the Second-Hand Economy?Download the Index Report
Stay Within Your Budget
Did you know that on average, Canadians save $480 a year by looking to the second-hand economy for goods & services
Here are some stories to show you how to save, whether it’s simply by purchasing something previously loved or by swapping, exchanging or making a trade!
Earn Extra Cash
If you’re looking to make a little money on the side, selling something you don’t need anymore is a good option! In fact, Canadians earned an average of $883 last year.
And we want to help you get a chunk of that change! Here are some ways other people have been turning to the second-hand economy to de-stash, de-clutter and make some cash!
Find Something Unique
From one-of-a-kind gifts to vintage items and retro nostalgia, Kijiji has it all. Check out the latest #KijijiFinds for inspiration!