IKEA-run secondhand store opening in Sweden

With plans to be fully circular by 2030, IKEA has opened its first secondhand store in Sweden. It will sell refurbished furniture and home goods.

The Local Sweden:

The store will open in the world's first second-hand shopping centre in the town of Eskilstuna, called ReTuna.

The Swedish company has previously said it would start renting and recycling furniture worldwide as part of an eco-friendly drive to address concerns its affordable, flat-pack business model leads to overconsumption and waste.

"If we are going to reach our sustainability goals we need to challenge ourselves and test our ideas in practice," Ikea Sweden's sustainability director Jonas Carlehed said in a statement.

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