ReTuna – the world’s first ever secondhand shopping center
Everything at the Swedish mall is recycled, reused or sustainable produced
- December 08, 2018 10:00
- Olya Georgieva
The two-story complex of secondhand stores is in Eskilstuna, a small riverside city 70 miles west of Stockholm. Sweden has a long reputation being one of the mosr sustainable countries - more than 99% of ordinary household waste in the country is recycled. The country has even passed legislation compelling it to become a net zero greenhouse gas emitter by 2045. ReTuna is designed to help tackle rising consumption on a local level, promoting Eskilstuna as a “green role model” for other Swedish cities.
The goal of the world’s first ever secondhand shopping center is to supporte what’s known as circular economy and enhance the experience of shopping for secondhand goods. The mall aims to encourage consumers to stop feeling the need to buy everything new and also to donate items that they no longer need - almost all the items on sale are from public donations. Although ReTuna is the first mall of its kind, several other municipalities are mulling similar projects in different parts of the country. Besides this, the Swedish mall is about to build a new storage area, freeing up the current space for even more shops to move in.
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