Recycling in France by using Ressourceries and reusing

“Rubbish” is being given a second chance of life, thanks to a network of 157 Ressourceries spread throughout the country.

You can buy cheap second-hand furniture, homeware, clothing, books, music and electrical appliances from the organisation, which started in 2000 and has four aims: collecting items destined for rubbish; sorting, repairing, and restoring; selling; and educating the public about the need to give objects a second life.

Sébastien Pichot, vice-president of the Réseau National des Ressourceries, said: “Recycling is not enough. We need to put more emphasis ...

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