Solution: Second-hand furniture. Owner: Campus Market. Strategy: Reuse.
Campus Market collects and resells university students' furniture. After an initial quality check, the furniture is advertised to new students, then delivered to a secure container on campus.
Universities across France.
The service was initially developed for Lille Catholic University, but is now being replicated across the country.
Potential circular economy impact
Campus Market extends the lifespan of furniture, enabling students to reuse functioning products. This reduces waste and greenhouse emissions.
People: Staff to collect, sort, clean, organise and deliver furniture.
Resources: Furniture; collection trucks; storage facilities; pick-up/drop-off locations.
Technology: Website; online purchasing app; financial bookkeeping system.
Implementation: Establishing an agreement with universities; organising collection; organising on-campus sales events.