The city of Munich has taken its ambitious waste reduction strategy to the next level by developing an innovative reuse lab and shop concept.
This project was awarded the 'EUROCITIES Awards' in 2017 in the following category: Cooperation.
Halle 2 is now firmly established as a strong brand in the city and as one of the best places for second-hand shopping and for social enterprises to make their activities more visible. Partnership agreements with 11 organisations (public and private) ensure further recruitment and training of more staff with confidence in its future revenue earnings.
In a recent survey conducted, customers gave Halle 2 a 90% rating for quality of goods and 98% for the store’s staff.
The team behind Halle have set ambitious targets for the next three years:
- grow monthly sales from €50,000 to €90,000
- grow monthly visitors from 3,200 to 6,00
- grow the number of items sold each month from 14,000 to 24,000
To ensure these goals are met the team plans to connect with more of the city’s non-profit businesses and launch a city wide waste avoidance campaign. Moving forward there are plans to introduce new services such as hiring hardware tools and equipment and to open a Halle 2 chain store in another district of the city.
- Cities in action Munich second hand store, Promoting recycling, repair and reuse - Eurocities, November 2017
-Halle 2: The secondhand store as the centre of the local circular economy: http://www.eurocities2017.eu/files/uploads/files/Munich_Circular%20economy%20case%20study.pdf