Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

October 8, 2011


Kanazawa University Students Hold Second-Hand Market to Collect Donations for Disaster Area

Keywords: Local government Reduce / Reuse / Recycle University / Research institute 

A student club named "Second Use" in Kanazawa University, located in Ishikawa Prefecture, Central Japan, held a second-hand market for freshmen at its Kakuma Campus on March 13, 2011. At the market, freshmen were able to buy items donated by the previous year's graduates and ex-trainees at 80 to 90 percent discounts from market prices.

The products sold included electric appliances like refrigerators, washing machines, and vacuum cleaners; furniture including tables, shelves, and beds; and daily necessities like tableware, cookware, and plastic drawers. The items sold were actually used by graduates and former trainees, therefore the size and functions of the items were appropriate for students living alone. Freshmen were able to purchase up to five items each, and have them delivered for 500 yen per item.

The market had about 150 visitors and sales totaled 238,000 yen. At the end, 175 of the 228 items offered were sold. The proceeds were donated to the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Posted: 2011/10/08 06:00:15 AM