Welcome to Kierrätyskeskus!We come bearing many names. The locals know us as Kierrätyskeskus, in English we go by as Reuse Centre. Officially we are called Pääkaupunkiseudun Kierrätyskeskus Oy, aka Helsinki Metropolitan Area Reuse Centre Ltd. But that's terribly long and you don't need to remember all that.
Us humans are consuming natural resources at an unsustainable rate. The core and essence of Kierrätyskeskus is cutting this destructive habit down, in form of promoting and enabling reuse, upcycling, DIY and an all-encompassing sustainable way of life. We believe that each one of us can be more than just a consumer. And we have many ways to help you get there!
We are practical; we run several stores around the Helsinki metropolitan area, as well as a nationwide online store. What we sell is a range of reusable household items and furniture donated to us by the wonderful public, topped with second hand craft supplies and our very own collection of incredibly fabulous upcycled furniture, clothing and accessories. We believe in education; annually around 40 000 children, adolescents, adults, communities and businesses learn about sustainability from our environment educators. We are inspirational; if you own a business that wants to make a green difference, come to us and we'll help you on your way. Oh and one more thing – as a social enterprise we offer job experience, career opportunities and hopefully new or sharpened skills to those long-term unemployed or to anyone with a need for some extra support.
So there, that's Kierrätyskeskus in a nutshell.
On this website you will find more information about all of the above. Hope you enjoy exploring and looking forward to meeting you soon again!