Company Description

The Helsinki Metropolitan Area Reuse Centre offers an alternative to single-use culture. In our stores you will find usable and unique items and get information on environmentally-friendly consumer choices.

The Helsinki Metropolitan Area Reuse Centre is a non-profit organization working for the benefit of the community. Our mission is to improve the state of the environment by reducing the amount of waste and by increasing environmental awareness. We have five stores in the metropolitan area: in Vantaa, Espoo and Helsinki. In our stores you can find useful products at reasonable prices, as well as information about sustainable modes of consumption.

We accept donations of usable items. You can either bring them to one of our stores or ask us to pick them up. We sell or donate the items on to others.

A key part of our concept is to benefit the community by increasing environmental awareness among people, companies and organizations in the Helsinki metropolitan area. To reach this goal, the Reuse Centre provides environmental education and consulting services.

Part of the income from selling reused items is used for environmental education. We provide education and consulting to 30,000 children, youngsters, adults and educators each year. The Reuse Centre also organizes environmental awareness events and provides educational materials.

We are also a social enterprise: many of our employees have previously been long-term unemployed. We offer work in different situations in life: for disabled people, the long-term unemployed, students of Finnish language, on-the-job trainees and people performing community service.

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