eBay, the giant online garage sale facilitator, and RecycleBank, the company that figured out how to get Americans recycling by offering them consumer rewards, have announced a partnership in which each company will offer incentives to the other companies clients.
Kind of like a swap-meet in the middle of a flea market.
A little history: eBay, the online marketplace that began in 1995, began thinking green in 2007 when a group of employees formed eBay’s Green Team community. The Green Team tries to inspire eBay’s 90 million users to “buy, sell & think green every day” by offering pertinent eco-friendly tips and sustainable advice.
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Some wildlife advocates are incensed that eBay continues to allow postings for trophy hunts of lions, leopards, bears, wolves and other predators.
Big Wildlife and Raincoast Conservation have been urging eBay to stop postings for guided trophy hunts since February. The groups consider trophy hunting of carnivores to be unethical and fear that such hunts imperil animals that are already jeopardized by dwindling habitat and poaching.
eBay announced this week that it will pave the way for eco-conscious consumers with a new marketplace dubbed “WorldofGood.com by eBay”. Designed to help shoppers find green and socially responsible products, the new shopping site will feature items made from recycled materials, organic raw goods and artisan wares produced by people in developing nations.
The partnership between the world’s largest online marketplace and World of Good, Inc., a start-up that aims to bring ethically produced goods to retailers, makes a certain sense.