Member News | Release of Vinted’s first Climate Change Impact Report
March 27, 2023
Vinted has published the first Climate Change Impact Report. Our Patron Member is pleased to be able to prove that buying used on Vinted is a better choice for the climate than buying new.
The company has partnered with climate technology start-up Vaayu to provide a comprehensive and independent analysis. The study shows that Vinted members’ choices to buy second-hand items instead of new ones, as well as the marketplace’s activities, resulted in net emissions avoidance of 453 kilotonnes of CO₂e in 2021. This is equivalent to the emissions produced by approximately 275,000 return flights between London and Los Angeles.
The report is based on the analysis of over half a billion transactions on Vinted in 2021 and the buying behaviour of 350,000 Vinted members – now considered the largest primary dataset on online second-hand purchases.