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World’s First Mall for Recycled Goods Opens in Sweden

The mall features a café/restaurant, an exhibition area, conference facilities, a training college for with recycling classes and 14 shops filled with secondhand items.

ReTuna Återbruksgalleria, a mall dedicated entirely to repaired and upcycled goods, has opened in Sweden. The mall is outfitted with a café/restaurant, an exhibition area, conference facilities, a training college for with recycling classes and 14 shops filled with secondhand items like furniture, computers and audio equipment, clothes, toys, bikes, gardening tools and building materials.

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Last week I wrote about the Edinburgh Remakery, and how they are trying to foster a culture of repair. It’s one of the most shared posts I’ve ever written, and there’s clearly a real interest in this whole idea. Lots of you have been in touch to share similar projects, including this one from Sweden.

ReTuna Återbruksgalleria is a mall dedicated entirely to repaired and upcycled goods. It combines a traditional municipal recycling centre with a shopping centre, so that people can drop off goods that they no longer need, and then browse for something new – perhaps stopping off at the cafe in between. It’s the first mall of its kind in Sweden, and as far as they know, the first in the world.

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