UK’s secondhand market skyrockets in 2020
The equivalent weight of 900 double-decker buses has been saved from landfill, thanks to purchases of pre-loved items this year, according to data from eBay, as sales of secondhand fashion soared during lockdown.

The data reveals that two secondhand fashion items were sold every three-seconds between January and July this year on eBay, as consumers looked for more sustainable fashion options, due to the pandemic lockdown.

The marketplace notes that lockdown gave consumers more time to reflect on their shopping habits, and that has led to 12 million people in the UK purchasing a pre-loved item in 2020 so far, with eBay adding that there have been 30 percent more secondhand sales in June 2020, compared to March, and 1,211 percent more preloved sales than at the same time in 2018.