The Second-Hand Economy
You are a part of it! Buying, selling, swapping, and donating used items all contributes to the second-hand economy.
Give & Take
It helps you make and save money, gives back to your community, and helps the environment.
Impact of the Second-Hand Economy
The second-hand economy affects you in more ways than you may realize.
Canadians bought, sold, swapped or donated 1.9 billion items in 2016.
It has a total net worth of $29 billion – larger than the country’s agriculture, forestry, hunting, and fishing sectors combined.
The money people save and earn goes towards everything from groceries to concerts or cars – you decide where your money goes.
Why Think Second-Hand First?
There are plenty of reasons to get involved with the second-hand economy. If you’ve bought or sold used items, swapped, or donated, you’re already an active contributor!
Make Serious Cash
The average Canadian earns $1,037 every single year from taking part in the second-hand economy.
Save, Save, Save
The average amount saved is $843.
You’re helping the environment by prolonging the life of items for others to enjoy.
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The Numbers Speak for Themselves
Canadians granted a second life to nearly 78 products per person in 2016.
That’s $29 BILLION worth of used goods bought, resold, or donated last year alone. That’s nearly equal to the GDP of Newfoundland & Labrador!
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