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Old 04-29-2017, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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ReTuna Återbruksgalleria in Sweden is a mall dedicated entirely to repaired and recycled goods. It combines a traditional recycling center with a shopping center, so that people can drop off goods that they no longer need, and then browse for something new.

Read more at Sweden Opens The World's First 'Recycling' Mall
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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Anyone know how to short a mall? Are they publicly traded?
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Old 05-03-2017, 02:15 PM
 
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In United States or is called thrift store.
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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In United States or is called thrift store.
It´s not just a thrift store, it´s a whole mall.
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:32 AM
 
Location: UNMC Area
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It´s not just a thrift store, it´s a whole mall.
What do you suppose it costs to light, heat and cool that mall for the year?
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:33 AM
 
Location: UNMC Area
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Everything my wife & I discard - outside of trash - goes to the local Open Door Mission. Same difference, but donated instead of sold.
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:26 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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What do you suppose it costs to light, heat and cool that mall for the year?

Hey, it's Sweden, whaddaya expect? It will be a lot less cost and way more efficient energy-wise than anything we'd find in any mall in North America, that's for sure. You can count on it.

I was curious about it so looked it up. That mall is in the city of Eskilstuna and Eskilstuna is a "green" industrial city which has been leading the way internationally as a "green" city for over 100 years. (Eskilstuna builds Volvos too, besides other things). The mall is owned by the municipality, and the municipality also owns the company that is the energy source, Eskilstuna Energy and Environment company, a Swedish energy agency. Eskilstuna Energy and Environment company is HUGE on clean energy, green living, habitat and environmental issues, energy efficiency, etc., etc. and they are very involved in efficient and affordable energy projects internationally.

Check it out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskils...nd_Environment


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Old 05-04-2017, 12:22 PM
 
Location: UNMC Area
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Hey, it's Sweden, whaddaya expect? It will be a lot less cost and way more efficient energy-wise than anything we'd find in any mall in North America, that's for sure. You can count on it.

I was curious about it so looked it up. That mall is in the city of Eskilstuna and Eskilstuna is a "green" industrial city which has been leading the way internationally as a "green" city for over 100 years. (Eskilstuna builds Volvos too, besides other things). The mall is owned by the municipality, and the municipality also owns the company that is the energy source, Eskilstuna Energy and Environment company, a Swedish energy agency. Eskilstuna Energy and Environment company is HUGE on clean energy, green living, habitat and environmental issues, energy efficiency, etc., etc. and they are very involved in efficient and affordable energy projects internationally.

Check it out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskils...nd_Environment
I'm all for super-insulating and sealing everything - and have done so for decades.

But regardless of your energy source, it requires a lot of energy to heat & cool massively huge buildings.
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Old 05-05-2017, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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It´s not just a thrift store, it´s a whole mall.
OK, it is a mall. Big deal. Here in little ol' Billings, MT we have at least three "thrift stores" that accept donations of salable items, and two or more "recycling centers" where paper and cardboard can be dropped off, and scrap metals can be sold or dropped off.
No, they are not all under one roof, nor are they owned by the local, county, state or federal government.
But, they are here, and they do the same things as the "recycling mall" in Sweden!
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Old 05-05-2017, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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OK, it is a mall. Big deal. Here in little ol' Billings, MT we have at least three "thrift stores" that accept donations of salable items, and two or more "recycling centers" where paper and cardboard can be dropped off, and scrap metals can be sold or dropped off.
No, they are not all under one roof, nor are they owned by the local, county, state or federal government.
But, they are here, and they do the same things as the "recycling mall" in Sweden!
Good for you.
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