Sustainable lifestyle solutions
Helsinki Metropolitan Area Reuse Centre provides an alternative to single-use culture. At our stores you will find unique, usable second hand items and learn about environmentally-friendly consumer choices.
Reuse Centre is a non-profit organisation working for the community’s benefit. We stand with you enabling sustainable lifestyle and preserving natural resources. We have six stores in the metropolitan area: in Vantaa, Espoo and Helsinki. Our stores offer useful second hand items at reasonable prices, as well as information about sustainable consumption.
Everything we sell is donated by the public or various companies. Everyone are welcome to donate, as long as the items given are fit for reuse. Donating to us is easy! You can either drop your items off to one of our stores or ask us to come collect them from your home. We then sell your donation onwards and even hand some out free of charge. We never hand out any profit.
Reuse Centre aspires to benefit the community by increasing environmental awareness among people, companies and organisations around the Helsinki metropolitan area. To succeed in this we provide environmental education and consulting services to 40,000 children, adolescents, adults and educators each year. Reuse Centre also organises environmental awareness events and provides educational materials.
Reuse Centre is also a social enterprise: many of our employees have previously been long-term unemployed. We offer work for people in different life situations: for disabled people, the long-term unemployed, students of Finnish language, on-the-job trainees and people performing community service.