When it comes to reusing and recycling, Belgium offers a good model for adaptation. Designed as a major social employment program that has cre-ated more than 5,000 jobs throughout Brussels, Kringwinkel
is bringing products back into the consumer cycle. Reusable goods, which would otherwise end up in landfills, are being collected, repaired, and then resold. The variety of products ranges from household goods, clothing, furniture, electronics, and bicycles to toys, music, and books. The collection team offers a free pick-up service for reusable items, which are then catalogued and posted online.