A Mall for Repaired and Recycled Goods

It is quite unbelievable that I am only learning about this amazing mall, in Sweden Eskilstuna, now, when it has been open since the year 2015! As the title says there is a mall that solely sells repaired and recycled goods, in addition, they actually recycle and repair the items in the mall. How cool is that?!

A Mall for Repaired and Recycled Goods - byLiiL

The mall takes household item donations, which they then sort into workshops to be recycled or repaired and then sold in their boutiques or if there is no use to the donations they send them to the recycling centres. They have 9 running stores and 3 small pop-up stores that sell anything from furniture, computers, clothes, building materials, toys, you name it. In addition, they have the organically focused cafe and a restaurant to feed the hungry shoppers and educational centre, conference hall and a meeting room.

The team behind the mall is aiming to “make it the best town to handle waste-management” and hope the customers will bring in their unwanted items and stay to look for what they would like from the stores available to them. This sounds so exciting I wish there would be one in every town! It creates jobs and reduces the waste burden on the local governments. This is a great effort to make a whole town more sustainable!

A Mall for Repaired and Recycled Goods - byLiiL

I wonder whether this kind of a mall would be successful in a town where people are not as sustainably conscious and happy to buy second hand? Would you like to visit a mall like this?

You can read more about the mall from here1 and here2 and visit their (unfortunately it is all in Swedish) website, picture from here.

With love,

Lii

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2 thoughts on “A Mall for Repaired and Recycled Goods

  1. I heard about this on a newsfeed of some kind and thought – ‘hell yeah!’ it’s about time. I don’t go to the mall in my city – I find it overwhelming and stale, and most of what I need, I can buy second hand or local so I do. I am a huge fan of reusing and recycling what we can of our waste, and trying to make less waste from the beginning anyway, so I think this mall is incredible. Thank you for featuring it!

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    1. That is amazing to hear! The more people voice this the more likely it is to have more mall’s or shops that feature second hand or recycling stores 🙂 Thank you for reading! 🙂

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