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This mall in Sweden sells only recycled stuff

This mall in Sweden sells only recycled stuff | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The ReTuna mall in Eskilstuna provides a shining example of how the buy-use-dispose model can be turned on its head.
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The Amazon impact to retail has been devastating and likely, will result in more empty stores and malls. One thing Amazon may not be the best at is selling recycled stuff - the touchy feely is just not there. So, maybe new opportunity to repurpose old malls like the Swedes did. I am not talking flea markets - those have been around a long time. I am talking something along the lines of ReTuna - and making them a regional destination! Americans buy a lot of stuff (no kidding) and throw away a lot of stuff - destination - landfill. Maybe real recycling may be retail recycling!  Bezos is investing in real estate - why not eBay?

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Nigerians Are Building Fireproof, Bulletproof, And Eco-Friendly Homes With Plastic Bottles And Mud

Nigerians Are Building Fireproof, Bulletproof, And Eco-Friendly Homes With Plastic Bottles And Mud | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A two-bedroom house requires 14,000 bottles to complete. To put this into perspective, Nigeria throws away three million bottles every day. Clearly, there are plenty of bottles which can be repurposed to build every individual in their own abode. 
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no clue how many bottles we throw away each day in the USA - but how about looking into this as a solution for the homeless here?    IMAGINE the benefits....

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