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Train station upcycles lost property for pop-up store

Retail

Lost & Found pop-up store in the Netherlands is now turning unclaimed goods into new products to sell.

We recently wrote about how the Glove Love service is saving separated gloves from going to waste by matching them with other lost gloves and selling them. Following a similar concept, the Lost & Found pop-up store in the Netherlands is now turning unclaimed goods into new products to sell.

Typically, lost property items get thrown away if they aren’t picked up by customers within the allotted time. However, for this special event — initiated by the country’s national train service Nederlandse Spoorwegen — some of the more unusual items that never get claimed were selected to be showcased. As well as the small exhibition, other items were repurposed into new jackets and bags, while skateboards and suitcases were even turned into shelves and magazine racks. Running for a limited time between 12 and 14 December at Amsterdam Central Station, customers were able to pick up some unique items, as well as take home a piece of rail memorabilia.

Are there other resources that usually go to waste, but could be repurposed into new products, as with this project?

Spotted by Raymond Kollau, written by Springwise

Website: www.nsstations.nl

Contact: www.nsstations.nl/contact/contactinformatie.html

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