Second-Hand Effect

Fuelling the circular economy

The Second-Hand Effect 2022 Report

Every time you choose to buy a used item instead of something new, you’re not only saving money, but also making a choice that helps the environment.

At Adevinta, we are at the heart of the second-hand economy. We are leading the shift away from ‘linear consumption’, where we buy something new and then dispose of it, to a more circular consumption, where we keep products and materials in continuous use by repairing, reusing and recycling. Adevinta makes it easy for people to reuse things. We call it the Second-Hand Effect. Read more about it in our report.

 

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Potential Savings for Plastic, Steel and Aluminium

This is what you can potentially manufacture with this volume of raw materials – 2022

1.5 million tonnes of Plastic
This is what you can potentially manufacture with this volume of raw materials: 28 billion 2L PET bottles or 91 million plastic waste bins.
9.1 million tonnes of Steel
That is enough to make 1,247 Eiffel towers or 358 million bikes.
0.9 million tonnes of Aluminium
That's the same amount of aluminium used to make 62 million cans or 30 billion cell phones.