One man’s trash is another man’s treasure as the saying going. With the trend of people recycling goods, frequenting thrift and donation-based stores, and scouring resale apps, people have sustainability on the brain and it’s not ending anytime soon. While this hurts the traditional malls and shops pushing new product and new season trends, it’s interesting to see a new type of mall pop up, such as this one in Sweden.
Located near a large donation center, ReTuna will sort through donated goods and allows vendors to see if there’s something they would like to repurpose or offer for sale in their shops. This has turned out an impressive sale of recycled goods in one year and has reduced waste.
For shoppers, it allows them to peruse the items and feel good, knowing they bought something unique and it didn’t end up in a landfill. Also it encourages the thrill of the hunt for something special and different from the mainstream shops pushing everything new.
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