The term collaborative consumption is used to describe an economic model based on sharing, swapping, bartering, trading or renting access to products as opposed to ownership. Technology and peer communities are enabling these old market behaviours to be reinvented in ways and on a scale never possible before. From enormous marketplaces such as eBay and Craigslist, to emerging sectors such as social lending (Zopa), peer-to-peer travel (CouchSurfing, Airbnb) and car sharing (Zipcar or peer-to-peer RelayRides), Collaborative Consumption is disrupting outdated modes of business and reinventing not just what people consume but how they consume it.thumb|500px|left
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Collaborative consumption, Reaching the full potential for sharing, Sam Hopley - 26.10.2011 
- The Buy Better Together Challenge from Co-operatives UK, Applications close 15 May 2012
- Cromford Give or Take a success, 2012-02-03, includes some information on Cromford Shares
- Collaborative Consumption on NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, UK site)
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