The Luxembourg Friends of the Earth has consequently launched an online community platform for lenders and borrowers. This is a marketplace for people who want to lend and borrow items in fields as varied as accessories for babies and infants, cooking, household removals, gardening, mobility, media and electronic devices, tools, travel and sport. To join the platform, you can either slap a sticker on your letterbox with items that can be borrowed from you and interested parties can ring your doorbell, or you can join in online, register your items that can be borrowed and wait for people to ask, or choose items you need from the database. It’s all free, including the stickers for your letterbox!
Car sharing and bike sharing businesses, found all over the country, enable you to borrow a car or a bike, for a modest sum, with some even offering both in electric form, for short trips or longer journeys.
In exchange for a small subscription fee, local bartering systems make it possible to share services such as repair work, DIY, gardening, childcare or tutoring. For each service provided, you earn some internal unit of measurement that can subsequently be exchanged for other goods or services made or provided by other members.