But one Swedish town, Eskilstuna, came to the fore with an innovation in environmentalism. It opened a second-hand products shopping center also called second-hand.
"ReTuna Recycling Mall" is organized with a deposit for the reception of used items or to restore that the population donates. The products that are ready for sale are distributed among the 14 stores and those that are not, go to repair.
“There are things that only have small flaws and that instead of taking up space in your home or throwing them away, they can send it to us so that we can give it a second life”Tells us one of the creators of the project, activists living in Eskilstuna.
In this shopping center, you can also find a food court, but with organic food.
Today, the mall is open seven days a week and has 50 employees.
What is commercialized in “ReTuna Recycling Mall”?
The townspeople have welcomed the initiative very well. There they can buy clothes, sports goods, furniture, accessories and even construction materials.
The objective of its creators is to reduce excessive consumption by reusing the available materials. In this way, natural resources are preserved, energy is taken care of and CO2 emissions are avoided.
For these activists "Sustainability is not only saving and consuming less, but also doing more with the resources we have."
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