A survey of the environment administration, carried out by TNS among 1,012 resident households, shows that one in two residents buys or uses second-hand products. Results which illustrate the fact that reuse is trendy for the inhabitants of the Grand Duchy. According to this survey, almost all the people questioned find that reusing objects is a good idea and should be encouraged. Even if price and respect for the environment are the main drivers of second-hand shopping, the latter mostly happens when the opportunity arises.
A supervised approach
The European Waste Framework Directive obliges Member States to take measures to encourage re-use in their countries, as well as to monitor and evaluate the implementation of these measures.
Residents believe that it is mainly clothing, shoes and accessories that may be affected by reuse, followed by furniture and appliances, before electronic devices. These types of products can be found in various places, but most notably on the Internet.
Mainly donations from the entourage
Another lesson is that 9 out of 10 residents have already given a product they no longer used, and more than half have already bought or sold used. The youngest are the most adept at these practices. Furniture, books / CDs / DVDs and bicycles / scooters are the products residents want to buy second-hand. Many are already doing it, unlike what is seen with household appliances.
The survey also shows that price and respect for the environment are the main motivations for second-hand shopping. Conversely, hygiene, the lack of guarantees, of quality and of seriousness slow down the buy-back.
Most residents buy, sell, give or trade throughout the year. Seasonality does not intervene much and mainly concerns clothing and furniture. One in 2 residents has bought or received a second-hand product in the past 6 months, especially books and clothing. For many, they have replaced the purchase of a new product. Often, these are donations from those around you. Social networks play an essential role in the buying process.
(pp / The essential)
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