n the Italian city of Vicenza a pioneering project is giving used items a second life.The Insieme Social Cooperative collects furniture and other unwanted goods that would otherwise end up being thrown out.
Once salvaged, the objects are reconditioned and put on sale, in an attempt to give them a new beginning.
‘Smart Re-use Parks’
In addition to reducing waste the project also seeks to promote social reintegration by offering jobs to the most disadvantaged.
Federica has been coming to the Insieme shop at least once a month for the last few years.
“I like to come here to buy something second-hand as I like the idea of giving a new story to something that already has one. Today I’m looking for brooches. But if I find something else, I’ll buy it,” she said.