EBay's Claire Dixon on evolution of product ownership

EBay is arguably the world’s first "circular economy company," said Claire Dixon, the company's vice president of global communications. As an online platform to sell both used and new goods, eBay gives second or third lives to objects that otherwise would be thrown away.

Consumer behavior bolsters this reuse model. "Millennials see ownership very differently," said Dixon at GreenBiz 17. "They would rather have something that they would maybe have for a short time and then pass on."