Random Acts of Kindness and Inspiration
The last Friday of every month, a group of writers join by posting something positive and inspirational to help spread some kindness messages in our community and deflect off some of the negativity in the world. A link is added at the bottom of this posts if you’d like to join in and post one of your own #WATWB contributions.
Would you shop in a mall that carried only recycled products?
I found this article about an experiment to see if retail could pick up momentum by opening an environmentally friendly shopping mall. I know I wouldn’t hesitate to shop there. Read more about what they sell and how things are recycled. And if you continue reading you will see some fabulous photos of examples of recycled goods. Then take a short tour with the video below.
With malls in the U.S. in the midst of what analysts are calling a retail apocalypse, nervous store owners are looking for any signs of life. A new shopping experiment in Sweden is offering a different model for consumerism, but it’s idea of rebirth may not be what brands are looking for.
ReTuna Återbruksgalleria may sound like a piece of flat-pack furniture, but this new take on retail—a mall featuring only recycled or reclaimed goods—would be the last place to find such a disposable produce. According to Anna Bergström, one of the founders, the new concept is all about sustainability. Everything for sale in the shopping center, which opened in August of 2015 in Eskilstuna, a city 75 mile west of Stockholm, has been upcycled. Shoppers are encouraged to drop off used items when the arrive, which will later be transformed by the designers, craftspeople, and store owners working inside.
ReTuna represents a partnership between a municipally-own company and local non-profits and businesses, an outgrowth of local officials wanting to do more to help promote sustainability and address Sweden’s waste reduction plan. The city owns the property and rents it to tenants who support sustainable businesses practices. Continue reading . . .
This week’s #WATWB hosts are” Shilpa Garg, Sylvia McGrath, Mary Giese, Belinda Witzenhausen and Guilie Castillo . Please link to them in your WATWB posts and go say hi!