and, Chairs, lamps, and a piano in the models are older, are lined up in a row on the Refurns the warehouse in Houston in the northern part of Stockholm. On the premises there is a larger store, and a workshop in which the furniture is to be renovated and put on the. Home renovation and decorating are carried out by a separate company, since the company did not have the money to hire professionals. Often relinquishing the management of wages and salaries.
"I'm not really in a day," says Mary Thambert, president and ceo of the Refurn.
Mary Thamberts to Mattias Thambert (the grandson of the Indian, the founder Åke Thambert) in the mid-1990's. Herself, she joined the company just over ten years ago. Today the turnover is approximately four million dollars per year. The handling of the furniture, which is taken from the waste collection points, in order to then be refurbished and sold in the stores and on the net, the costs involved, which makes it difficult to turn a profit in the business.
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We would like to see policy action that is more conducive to a circular economy. The financial markets and the housing minister Per Bolund (MP), has been invited to discuss the issue over coffee, and kardemummalängd.
" We don't need to further explain that the climate is being destroyed, but who is to pay for the conversion? Who will pay for some of the companies are doing things that are good for the environment. As it stands now, it is not possible to earn money for the benefit of the climate, " says Mary Thambert, during the meeting with the secretary of state of the Refurns staff.
in the context of political factors, but also on the mental attitude of many consumers, and according to Maria, the Thambert.
" There is no status to purchase second-hand, although this is beginning to change. Customers are able to enjoy, and it is the cost of a windsor chair, which costs 350 dollars. The setting is still the second hand will be cheap, even if it is something that is 100 years old and can be repaired over and over again, " she said.
There needs to be a different kind of growth – green growth.
the companies that use raw materials to have to pay for it, and that the money should go to the person who makes and takes care of the waste products, pieces of furniture and antiques.
" There needs to be a different kind of growth – green growth. We need to keep up on the economy, but by taking advantage of the materials that we have. It has to be worth more than what we spend on the things that are produced, which affect the climate to a greater extent. It is possible to put a value on the amount of water that is used, and the amount of carbon dioxide emissions that take place when we produce something, " says Maria Thambert.
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to keep the furniture in the unused premises and tax concessions similar to those available to charities are some of the suggestions she makes to the secretary of state, that is to mention that what is under discussion is what is the green tax shift is all about.
" We have built our own structures for hard - and-slängsamhälle. Therefore, there is no one thing that solves everything. The logic should be to recycle everything that is possible, " said Per Bolund.
" There is a fundamental problem in that the work would cost a lot of money, and it takes a lot of effort to make sure that the furniture, imperfections and damage can be used again. The resources, raw materials, and the production is very cheap. In addition, imports from countries where labour costs are lower. There is a bug in the system, " continues Per Bolund.
it was expanded to the root, and the rutavdraget of the so-called " repavdraget, which means the tax for the maintenance and repair of the major appliances in your home. This meant that the vat rate was reduced from 25 to 12 per cent, for example, cykelreparatörer, and a shoemaker. The government has also proposed the creation of a so-called " hyberavdrag rent-used-repair).
"It's able to pull off half of the cost of labor at a glance – something that a customer can represent a third of the price," said Per Bolund.< Möbelrenoveraren and Peter Sandell. Photo credit: Vanni Jung Ståhle
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