Be part of the solution
Buying goods online is so effortless nowadays that it is easy to forget about the impact it has on our society and its environment. Although awareness about ecological issues has greatly increased in the past few years, our efforts are not proportional to the damage we have caused and continue to cause every day.
With EcoTip, we intend to counterbalance part of the negative effects that online shopping has on our planet by taking a small share of corporation’s revenues and redistributing it to organisations dedicated to the preservation of the world. It is quite similar to a tax on activities that are harmful to the environment, except that it is voluntary instead of begin imposed by the government. Ecological Taxations have already been instituted in certain countries to penalise the generation of negative externalities. The establishment of such Pigovian Taxes has come in response to the failure of the free market to consider environmental impacts, however the revenue they generate is not always directed towards environmental issues.
In Europe, ~534 Billion Euros (534’000’000’000 Euros) were spent in online shopping in 2017. If we all had dedicated one percent of our online purchases to charities, we would have accumulated over 5 Billion Euros in a single year. That is more than ten times the budget of the WWF and Greenpeace combined. The power and impact we can have when we come together is phenomenal. Come join us and help us shape the future together.