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Helsinki Metropolitan Area Reuse Centre Ltd.


Detailed description of the Good Practice

Helsinki Metropolitan Area Recycling Centre (Pääkaupunkiseudun kierrätyskeskus Oy) is a non-profit organization, the purpose of which is to improve people’s living conditions by reducing the amount of waste and raising environmental awareness.

The Centre offers several kinds of services, for example:

  • reception and picking up (and also selling) of clean, usable goods e.g. furniture
  • reception of broken electrical appliances
  • offering environmental consultation/ education to children, educators, individuals and organizations
  • “crafts bourse”
  • Plan B – trademark of clothes / wares that are made of recycled materials

Sustainable consumption
Waste management

Objectives of the Good Practice

To promote sustainable lifestyle.

Participants of the Good Practice

Co-owners of the company are:

  • Cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen
  • Helsinki Metropolitan Area Council
  • Helsinki Nature Protection Association
  • Finnish Nature Protection Federation / Uusimaa District
  • HYY-yhtymä (Helsinki University Students’ Union’s Business Consortium)
  • Luonto-Liitto ry
  • Korso-Koivukylän Linkki ry
  • The Finnish 4H Federation
  • The Martha Organization
  • The Scout Association of Helsinki Metropolitan Area
  • Ympäristö- ja Kuluttajapoliittinen yhdistys ry
  • Ruohonjuuri Oy

Target group of the Good Practice

All the citizens.

Funding of the Good Practice

At least part of the resources is received by selling recycled products.

More Details of the Good Practice

Documentation and documents

Homepage: http://www.kierratyskeskus.fi

Available files

Contact details

Helsinki Metropolitan Area Reuse Centre
Lönnrotinkatu 45, 00180 Helsinki
Phone: +358 9 310 887 10, +358 50 501 4858
Fax (09) 310 88716
Email: info@kierrätyskeskus.fi

Data sources and references

Homepage of the Helsinki Reuse Centre: http://www.kierratyskeskus.fi (Visited on the 14th of November 2008)