Not to toot our own horn or anything, but we were invited to post on Sustainable Brands last week on the subject of waste. Now, usually we tend to think of waste as being a physical by-product of some process: something to stored or recycled. But waste can also refer to unused capacity. Waste can be lost processor cycles, idle workers, unused bandwidth.
At Amovens, we think of ourselves as waste preventers. We help people identify a form of waste in their daily lives (spending all that money on gas, maintenance and parking to haul an almost empty vehicle) and give them the tools to monetize something (an empty car seat) that would normally unutilized.
As we said in our piece on Sustainable Brands:
Every commuter driving alone spends an average of $0.21 per mile in gas and maintenance. That translates to $6.30 in expenses per day for the average commute, or $126 per month. For four commuters in single occupancy vehicles (SOVs) that’s a total of $378 per month and $4,536 per year, excluding additional potential costs for parking and tolls.
You can read the rest at Sustainable Brands, and don’t forget to check out the other posts on their site.