NochMall – All but new

The encouragement of recycling is a central pillar of the corporate strategy of Berliner Stadtreinigung (Berlin Waste Management, BSR). With the second-hand department store NochMall, which opened in the summer, BSR intends to intensify its efforts in this area.

Unused furniture, clothing, electrical appliances, household goods, toys, books and much more are sold here in an area of over 2,000 square metres. However, NochMall is much more than a second-hand department store. It is also a place of experience for circular economy and waste avoidance and provides space for trendsetters, initiatives and companies to present their sustainable products in pop-up stores.

In addition, repair cafés and upcycling workshops are organised and events are hosted with pioneers from the reuse and environmental scene.

Up to 17,000 cubic metres of bulky waste and other material flows are recycled by the new second-hand department store each year. This saves annually up to 4,000 tons of CO2. In addition, around 20 new permanent jobs were created, including low-threshold positions.


What is the mission of the project?

Getting Berliners excited about waste avoidance, reuse and upcycling.


Where and when did the project start?

On 8 August, 2020 in Berlin.


Where is the project offered today?

Berlin, Germany.


To whom is this project aimed? Who belongs to your target group?

All Berlin citizens: people with little money, people who want to protect resources, people  who are looking for a unique item or a special gift