Applying the different principles of CC to some industries can help to understand the rationale of CC in a more concrete way:
The provider gets a compensation from the individual he/she shares his/her car with, contributing to the initial price of the car and its maintenance costs (and petrol in the case of carpooling).
The consumer gets the ride he/she needs without having to pay for a car
The consumer does not have to look and pay for a parking spot, to be responsible for the maintenance of the car, to pay for an insurance and petrol, etc.
Carpooling allows for a reduction of CO2 emissions and traffic congestion by taking the empty seats that would be moving down the road anyway to put them to use. Carsharing allows for instance for a decrease in the cars needed to be produced and then for a maximisation of the use of cars.
Carpooling creates social connections as the car owner shares a ride with another person. Carsharing allows for individuals who cannot afford a car to experience car riding.
The provider gets rid of the food surplus without any cost, and even sometimes for a small compensation.
The consumer gets fresh food for a lower price.
The provider does not need to take care of throwing away food waste.
The consumer has a surprise with every day different food to collect.
Contribution to the fight against food waste.
Individuals and local stores and restaurants connect through sharing the food surplus.
The provider gets a compensation from sharing its accommodation which would otherwise be empty (and not profitable)
The consumer benefits from an accommodation at a lower cost.
The provider can, through the platform, reach easily a wide public and connect and communicate with interested consumers.
The consumer gets to live in a local accommodation for the time needed, experiencing life like a local rather than a tourist.
Maximisation of the use of spare rooms and accommodations.
Consumers (often tourists) and local inhabitants (providers) can connect, exchange and discover each other’s culture, eventually building friendships. Consumers discover local lifestyle and culture from the inside.