Helsinki Metropolitan Area Recycling Centre

The Helsinki Metropolitan Area Recycling Centre is an example of a community-based initiative that has succeeded in growing from a small grass-root activity to a big and influential actor in the recycling and re-using business in Finland. In 2014, they recirculated over 3 million items in their five shops. Through their actions they are helping people recycle the things they do not need anymore and offering a sustainable and affordable way of purchasing furniture, clothes and bicycles, amongst many other goods.

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Improving local environment; enhancing community cohesion; creating employment
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Helsinki
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