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The Second Hand Market in Belgium project: QualiProSecondHand Barcelona RREUSE board meeting 15 June 2007 QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci.

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1 The Second Hand Market in Belgium project: QualiProSecondHand Barcelona RREUSE board meeting 15 June 2007 QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

2 Second Hand market in Belgium - Sector Structure 1. « Brocantes » (Flea markets) 2. Internet – specialised magazines 3. For profit organisations 4. Non-profit organisations The latter two categories are present in the country with a coverage of approximately 650 second hand shops. QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

3 Brocantes - Flea Markets * Widely spread phenomenon with apx brocantes every year * Some are very popular and renowned * Basically everyone can participate * Some limitations on items that one can sell expecially for new products * Not so many are professionals QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

4 Specialised press 1. Specialised magazines once very popular are loosing ground vs. websites 2. Distributed door-to-door for free 3. Mainly for cars and properties. Little else. 4. Some have now their own internet sites QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

5 Internet 1. eBay * 1 Mio members officially registered * one item sold every 3,5 seconds * items sold in one single day * people gaining important revenues from selling items on eBay * An eBay university for beginner and professionals has been created QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

6 Principal for-profit actors Eco Shops 1. Covers a few cities in Flanders second-hand shops 3. Buyers-re-sellers of broad variety of old goods (no textile) 4. Strong brand identification QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

7 Principal for-profit actors Troc International 1. Covers the whole country shops – Started as deposit against fee on sales business but now is a contract based one 3. Re-sellers of broad variety of old goods (no textile) 4. Medium-big size shops QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

8 Principal for-profit actors Cash Converter 1. It covers the whole country shops 3. Re-sellers of broad variety of old goods (no textile) directly bought from sellers 4. Small size shops but well organised QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

9 Non-profit networks KVK 1. Covers the whole Flanders kringloopcentra with 100 shops under the same logo 3. Collection, refurbishment, re-selling of huge variety of goods 4. Strong brand idenitification 5. Labels and quality systems in place: Kringwinkel - Revisie - EFQM QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

10 Social economy networks: KVK Staff: people Collection: tons/year ( of which is weee) Labels: Kringwinkel (shops) – Revisie (weee products Products: Weee, furniture, textiles, other QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

11 Social economy networks: some figures KVK – Criteria to be member * A collecting service and 50 shop accessible to all. * Reuse one of the objectives. Collection is free of charge. * A minimum of five different types of goods for sale. * The centre must work professionally, contribute to reuse and recycling and to sustainable development, * Reuse has always priority over recycling, * Create employment for underprivileged groups, * Collaborate on a structural basis with the governments, * Recognize the role of the federation in case of conflict. QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

12 KVK QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

13 KVK QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

14 KVK QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

15 KVK KVK Federation turnover and composition QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

16 Non-profit networks Ressources 1. It covers Wallonia and Bxl regions 2. It federates 52 social economy enterprises 3. Recuperation, refurbishment, re-selling of huge variety of goods (textile incl.) 4. No brand identification but very well known organisations (Oxfam, Terre…). 5. Various quality systems in place QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

17 Non-profit networks: some figures Ressources Staff: permanent staff (4.500 involved) Collection: tons/year (8.900 weee) Labels: Solid’R (textile) QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

18 Non-profit networks: some figures Ressources: criteria to be member M embers must comply with the 4 criteria of social economy * the services offered are for the members and the community * autonomy of management * democratic decision processes * people and work get priority over capital The members can have any legal structure as long as they adhere to the above principles QualiProSecondHand project – Leonardo da Vinci II

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