Recycling Factory

Briefly, as one has ferries to catch and all.

Helsinki doesn’t just reuse buildings (as in Kaapelitehdas a.k.a. Cable Factory or Finland’s first culture industries venue where Nokia once turned copper into wealth – so one guesses), but locals seem keen on recycling and reusing STUFF as well. Yesterday, via Netcycler, I got rid of something nice but, to me, useless – a wicker laundry hamper. Today and tomorrow Kaapeli hosts the second exchange of surplus stuff, a true recycling fest to draw in folks of all ages, in an atmosphere bordering in places on manic and in other areas on a bit worthy.

Some pics here.

People could bring clean, intact clothes and take them away. And they did.

And there was stuff manufactured as reuse. Lamps made of medicine cups (is this just a Finnish thing or do Anglos recognise these too?) and record clocks.

Gotta run. This one was taken at least 40 minutes ago.

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