26 Jan '11, 10am

#singapore news: China swap store boosts green cause: SHANGHAI : Spring cleaning for Lunar New Year usually invo...

#singapore news: China swap store boosts green cause: SHANGHAI : Spring cleaning for Lunar New Year usually invo...

SHANGHAI : Spring cleaning for Lunar New Year usually involves throwing out lots of things we no longer use. But here's a thought - how about exchanging items that are seldom used, for something you really need? A shop in Beijing reduces wastage by doing just that. The Swap Shop is not a charity store, or a collection centre for junk. Neither does it house prized antiques. It sells items that are seldom used. Everyday items such as electronic dictionary, torches, and ornaments have been exchanged for other products. Many of them are dated, but some are almost brand new. The owner of the shop hopes to reduce wastage by re-selling goods that are seldom used. Liao Hongbin, who owns Swap Shop, said: "Culminating junk is worse than causing environmental pollution with your vehicle. I hope people will think twice before buying things. "The other problem is that it's a common pra...

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