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A rental system for everyday objects

March 2019
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Usitoo by Usitoo implemented by City of Brussels in Brussels (Belgium) in 2022

Using instead of busying spares 60 to 200 kg of co2 & about 4,7 times the object weight in avoided trash


A rental system for everyday objects

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date March 28, 2019
By Usitoo
From Belgium
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 2 - Commercial Trial Small Scale

Book, pick, use, bring or send back! Usitoo intends to ease sharing of most objects used less than 10 times a year. Typical categories include sport equipment, cooking, gardening, partying sets, DIY tools, car equipment and leisure equipment. Key operating principles: Usitoo works primarily by having a wide library of objects that it manages in its own warehouses. As users become members of Usitoo, they benefit from a unique account in the platform and a wallet of Usi-points that they accumulate via their monthly member fees or prepaid cards. These points are then spent to rent objects. Users can determine when and where the pickup/dropoff of the object will take place. Usitoo offers a unique software platform with an easy interface for its users to manage their wallets and book their objects, while also preparing all the the information needed by Usitoo to perform its service.

The Environmental Benefits

  • 700 kg of non renewable resources avoided per Usitoo member on average.
  • 4000 kg of CO2e (CO2 equivalent) avoided per Usitoo member on average.

The Financial Benefits

  • Members can cover their yearly needs while saving up to 2 000 USD per year.

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  • Headquarters
  • Activity

Company Profile


Who has never dreamed of borrowing rather than buying objects that are used twice a year and that clutter attics ?

Headquarters 1070, Belgium
Type Startup or self-employed
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EIB Institute

The EIB Institute was set up within the EIB Group (European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund) to promote and support social, cultural, and academic initiatives with European stakeholders and the public at large. It is a key pillar of the EIB Group’s community and citizenship engagement.

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