World’s First Mall For Repaired And Recycled Items Opens In Sweden

The world's first mall for recycled and repaired goods prevents items from needlessly being dumped in landfills. This venture is good for the environment and has boosted the economy.

First Mall For Repaired And Recycled Items Opens In SwedenBecause people in first-world societies have been conditioned to believe that they need the latest technology, new clothes every season and appliances that look like they were plucked from a catalog, plenty of perfectly good items are thrown out by consumers.

Sometimes, goods like furniture and clothing are donated to second-hand stores so that others might use them; oftentimes, however, individuals who hold more affluence than they realize toss the items into the trash or haul them to landfills.

Not only is this incredibly wasteful, it is detrimental to the environment and the economy because quite frequently, the items can be repaired or ‘upcycled’ so they might experience a second – or third – life.

This is the focus of the world’s first shopping mall that only sells recycled or repaired products.

The establishment, ReTuna Återbruksgalleria, was named after the Swedish town in which the building is built: Eskilstuna, Sweden.

As GoodNewsNetwork shares, ReTuna Återbruksgalleria includes both a recycling center and a shopping mall.

Customers are encouraged to donate items they no longer need then mosey through the mall, finding new objects they might give use to.

Employees sort donated goods into various workshops, where they are refurbished or upcycled. The goods are then sorted into 14 specialty shops.

They include computers, furniture, audio equipment, clothes, toys, bikes, gardening and building materials. Every item one will find in the mall has been used, but still has plenty of life in it.

Because shopping can be exhausting, the mall also includes a café and restaurant. To keep with the theme of being as eco-friendly as possible, the menu emphasizes organic products.

A conference and exhibition facility – complete with a specialty school teaching the art of recycling – can also be found in the mall.

50 new repair and retail jobs have been created by the opening of the mall, which in turn has boosted the economy. Due to the size of the facility, private start-ups and local artisans can also rent space, further increasing the mall’s income.

Anna Bergström, center manager ReTuna Recycling Galleria, explains the concept on the Retuna website:

“Our idea is that the customer comes here and leaves for example some furniture and clothing that can get tired or have no use for anymore. Then you go a lap at the mall. Maybe find a new jacket and a new framework that will make the photograph of the grandfather unique and extra fine.

Since you eat organic lunch in our restaurant to gather strength to go another lap and find new flowers for the garden and a new lamp for the living room. When you leave here, you should feel that you did something good for the environment and that they shopped climate.”

Find us here

Get news from the CSGLOBE in your inbox each weekday morning

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors/source and do not necessarily reflect the position of CSGLOBE or its staff.

Paid content

China Is Turning The Rainforest Into Cheap Furniture For The U.S.

Driven by American demand for cheap furniture, China has become the greatest importer of illegal timber. The...

Exxon, Suncor sued for stoking climate change

Coastal cities like New York and San Francisco have already started legal battles with oil giants for knowingly fueling climate change. Now, landlocked communities in...

California is about to become the first state in the US to require solar power installations on all new homes

The world's fifth largest economy —and possibly the first government in the world—is about to require solar panels for all new homes. The California Energy...

What's New Today

Georgia House Votes To Allow Citizens To Abolish Police Departments In The State

The Georgia House backed an effort on Friday to dissolve the Glynn County Police Department and any...

Leaked CDC document contradicts Pence claim that U.S. coronavirus cases ‘have stabilized’

Even as Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Tuesday that coronavirus...

Five bombshells about Trump from Bolton ‘s book

Excerpts from former national security adviser John Bolton ’s book about his time in the Trump administration...

Don’t Listen to Fox. Here’s What’s Really Going On in Seattle’s Protest Zone.

It seems I live in a city undergoing a “totalitarian takeover” that will lead to “fascist outcomes”...

MOST READ

What Is Agenda 21? Depopulation of 95% of the World By 2030

Most people are unaware that one of the greatest threats to their freedom may be a United Nations program which plans to depopulate 95%...

Complete List of BANKS Owned/Controlled by the Rothschild Family

What’s the significance of having a central bank within a country and why should you concern yourself, your family and colleagues? Central banks are illegally...

Racial wounds rip open under a president with a history of exploiting them

President Donald Trump has spent much of his adult life building his brand around racial divisions.

China Is Turning The Rainforest Into Cheap Furniture For The U.S.

Driven by American demand for cheap furniture, China has become the greatest importer of illegal timber. The...

This Indian Man Planted an Entire Forest by Hand

The man who made a forest If all people decided to take action every time an injustice was witnessed, there would never be any need...

Electricity Prices Fall into Negatives as Germany’s Renewable Energy Boom Occurs

Since 2015, Germany has produced too much energy from renewable sources, selling the excesses to its neighboring countries at a much cheaper price. Taking a...

Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away

The World's First Plantable Coffee Cup A new project called Reduce Reuse Grow is hoping to turn a major source of pollution into a positive...

Putin Calls Out “The Powers That Be” & The “Imaginary and Mythical” Threats they Use To Control Us

George Orwell once said that “in a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Since he offered those words decades ago,...

Manning commutation could set up Assange extradition to US

Now that President Barack Obama has commuted much of whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence, will Wikileaks founder Julian Assange follow through on his promise...

Vegan Company Turns Down Google’s $300 Million Buy-Out Offer

The company Google recently bid to buy out 'Impossible Foods,' created the "Impossible Cheeseburger" which looks, cooks, and tastes like 'real' meat. Forget the hype...

Cops and Lawmakers Exposed in Massive $800m Private Prison Bribery Conspiracy

Mississippi sued 10 people and 15 corporations this week to recoup more than $800 million in state money lost in a seven-year prison bribery scandal. Defendants...