The project is about recycling instead of throwing things out. The purpose of the project is to create a space on campus where students can give what they have – take what they can use.

About the idea

“Rodebutikken” will be the Faculty of Social Science’s very own volunteer-run exchange station with recycling in focus.

In the Rodebutik, students can hand in things they no longer use, and perhaps find something they can enjoy themselves. It could be, among other things, study books, clothes or kitchen utensils. This will make it easy for students to reuse in everyday life.

Sustainability and community

Recycling is the most sustainable form of consumption as it does not require the addition of new resources, but instead gives new life to old things that are too good to be thrown away and can be used again.

In addition to providing students with a practical recycling solution on campus, Rodebutikken will also be a social space where students can meet their fellow students over a cup of coffee and learn about sustainability and circular economy.

Meet us for Green Friday

Friday, November 26 at 10:00 Rodebutikken is launched as a pop-up exchange station in ‘Kommunen’, before moving into a permanent room on campus. We have chosen this particular date to speak into the ‘Green Friday’ movement as a counterpoint to Black Friday.

There will be an opportunity to get a taste of handing in and picking up things to and from the exchange station, to ask questions and to sign up as a volunteer. We also offer delicious snacks.

The pop-up exchange station will also be open Monday 29 until Wednesday December 1 – all days from 10-15.  

Does this sound like a project for you? If you want to hear more, contact us at

Halfdan Harold Wulff Ekins,

Klara Rosa Høeg Salamon,

Follow the project on IG: @rodebutikken_css