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ReTuna: The Recycling Mall
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business. Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași,Romania. (Textile Management)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7193-5362
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business. (Textile Management)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0018-1185
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business. (Textile Management)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2015-6275
Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași, Romania.
2016 (English)In: ReTuna: The Recycling Mall, 2016Conference paper, Poster (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Sustainable development
The content falls within the scope of Sustainable Development
Abstract [en]

This study has been undertaken to understand the practice of ReTuna. This has been done through two phases: In the first phase backend operations have been studied by visiting collecting and sorting facilities and interviewing mall management. In the second phase each mall tenants have been studied and interviewed. After each interview data has been analysed and follow up interview were done to strengthen the information. The study shows that the reuse mall has been established near a recycling centre to promote the concept of reuse. Instead of disposing of goods to incineration, Citizens are encouraged to donate the goods to the mall. The collected products are sorted on the basis of type by mall employees and kept at different designated location of each tenants in line with their contract. Employees of the tenants visit the warehouse to receive and sort their assigned goods according to conditions and product categories. Some of the tenants have facilities to re-design, repair and wash the garments to improve the functionality of products. The mall management is doing efforts to increase the number of upcycling activities that the tenants perform to increase the value of the reused goods. The reuse mall also provides workshop and laboratory space to college involved in the education of reuse and re-design. Students of the college experiment with donated goods to redesign new products. 

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Economics and Business
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Textiles and Fashion (General)
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-10726OAI: diva2:972501
INVENT-INVEST 2016, Romania, September 15-18, 2016.
EU, European Research Council
Available from: 2016-09-21 Created: 2016-09-21 Last updated: 2016-09-21Bibliographically approved

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