Sweden opens world’s first recycling mall

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ReTuna Aterbruksgalleria, named after the Swedish town in which it was built, sells only recycled or repaired products. The mall combines a recycling plant and shopping facility which encourage local residents to donate items they no longer use. In exchange, shoppers may comb through the length of the building, and perhaps find something else more useful to them specifically.

Instead of traditional shops, the mall has workshops where its employees sort and deposit donated items, for repair or refurbishment. From the workshops, reproduced products such as computers, audio equipment, furniture, bicycles, clothes, toys and building materials are all sent back into the shopping area where the general public may browse.