Second Hand Shopping

Buy second hand for zero ecological impact. There are more and more second hand shops to be found around Kosovo. All the places mentioned below can be located on google maps.  

BRECA Secondhand Store, Vëllezërit Fazliu Street. A few doors up from Pro Credit bank with a large green and yellow sign *VINTAGE*RETRO*. Sells mainly clothes and shoes, with some linens, curtains and homeware. According to our vintage expert, BRECA is the most amazing secondhand clothing store in Prishtinë/Priština with an incredible range of retro clothing ranging from the mid-1960s to the 1990s. 1960s bathers, 1970s dresses, 1980s running shorts, 1960s beach robes, 1970s scarves and 1980s tracksuits for men, women and children! This is the kind of store you would expect to find in London’s Camden or Berlin’s Kreuzberg. Reasonably priced.

Secondhand clothing store, Luan Haradinaj Street no. 32. A nifty little secondhand clothing and shoe store. A tad bit more expensive than some but has one of the best collections of 70s – 80s gear and unique items in town.

Restor, Rexhep Mala Street no. 1. A newly established secondhand store on the way to Sunny Hill. A lot of products are imported including football/soccer jumpers and vintage hats.The prices are higher than some of the other second hand stores.

Mozaik, Hamzë Jashari Street, opposite City Park/Italian Park. A neat secondhand clothing and homeware store with an extensive selection of (imported) clothing at reasonable prices. Also has a small selection of homeware. The shop was established by the Bashkësia e Popullit të Zotit Protestant church and with the income it supports home building and food donations to families (from both within the church and beyond) who are in poverty. Contact – P: 038 225 330

Secondhand Shop B, Laneway behind Llir Konushevci Street. Located behind Mona Lisa Boutique and AS Photo. New, clean secondhand store selling mainly clothes and shoes. Most items sold by weight (fancier things are priced separately).

Secondhand Clothing and Shoe Store, Laneway behind Llir Konushevci Street. A few doors up from “Secondhand Shop B”. Small secondhand clothing and shoe store. Mainly piles of clothes to rummage through. Reasonably priced. No sign, completely clean window and shop front.

Secondhand Clothing and Shoe Store, Vushtrra Street between Lidhja e Prizrenit and Llir Konushevci. In the same building as Sallon Ondulimi Xhani Cosmetik. Everything 1-5 Euro! 

“Vëllezërit Jashari” Secondhand Clothing Store, Vëllezërit Fazliu Street/Hamzë Jashari Street, next door to Play 4 Win. Small secondhand store selling clothes and mainly shoes.

Secondhand clothing and shoe store, Ismet Krasniqi Street. Small secondhand clothing and shoe store. Mainly 1980s and 1990s gear. Large collection of homemade Christmas jumpers and novelty vests!

Secondhand clothing and shoe store, Vëllezërit Fazliu Street. Next door to a large red and white banner for “English Centre”. Small secondhand clothing and shoe store. “Mall nga Gjermania”.

Secondhand Clothing and Shoe Store, E-65. Large secondhand clothing store located just outside the main bus station.

Secondhand Clothing and Shoe Store, Courtyard behind Llaz Kodra at Bill Clinton. Located behind cafes and shops, this small store has a reasonable selection of clothes and shoes crammed inside.

Second Hand Books

7Arte Bookstore and Cultural Centre, Sheshi “Mehe Uka”Street kati: VI, Biblioteka e qytetit, 40000, Mitrovicë/a (6th floor, old OSCE building). Contact – P: 049 211 771 E: shtatearte@yahoo.com W: http://www.7-arte.org

Secondhand Bike Lot, M2/E-65 between Llugaxhi and Babush. This secondhand bike lot has imported and refurbished bikes starting at about 50 euro. 

Secondhand Market Stalls

Green Market “Lidhja e Prizrenit” and “Gaspër Gjini”. In the back of the green market (turn left after the other secondhand store/stall, then right once the row of cheese and vegetable stalls have ended) you will find a small, haphazard flea market/junk sale. The stock ranges from parts of broken appliances and used roller skates to rusty tools and old leaky teapots. There is also a Secondhand Clothing Store/Stall in the Green Market with lots of clothes piled on top of each other and on outside racks.

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Recycling

Reduce, reuse and recycle
There are no public recycling facilities in Kosovo. Instead, hundreds of workers in Kosovo’s informal sector sift through garbage in dumpsters and industrial waste tips to gather plastic, metal and glass they can sell on. So if you separate your waste at home first, you will contribute in some way to the effective sorting and recycling of Kosovo’s waste. Below is a list of some recent recycling initiatives which are leading the way to a more eco-friendly Kosovo.

The Ideas Partnership recycling project
An income-generating project launched in May 2012 by the NGO, The Ideas Partnership, with funding from KFOS. 10 men from the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian neighbourhood of Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje will collect recyclable plastic bottles, white printer paper and metal using a bicycle and trailer and sell it on to a recycling company. If you’re in the Prishtinë/Priština or Fushë Kosovë/ Kosovo Polje area and want your waste to be collected on an ad-hoc or regular basis, contact – P: 044 584 215 E: theideaspartnership@gmail.com

SRI Kosova
A sister company of SRI AG, Lucerne, Switzerland, collects recyclable waste such as paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, films, aluminium cans and processes and prepares them for recycling. The company is located in the industrial area in the direction of Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje. Contact – P: 044 148 608 E: valdet.azemi@sri.ag

Plastika SHPK
A factory in Podujevë/Podujevo that recycles a range of types of plastic and will collect from offices/ organizations once a suitable quantity has been gathered. Contact – P: 038 534549

EnvriCon Environmental Consulting Services
Specalises in hazardous waste disposal/treatment of contaminated soil. Also collects plastic bottles, cardboard, paper and batteries (including car batteries). Contact – Ruzhdi Thaqi P: 044 194 666 E: envricon@gmail.com

Kosova Cap Project
Collect your plastic bottle caps and donate them to the Kosova Cap Project. The aim of this project is to collect plastic bottle caps and trade them with a recycling company in exchange for wheelchairs for disabled Kosovars. The wheelchairs are bought with the profits from the recycled plastic. It takes 250kg of plastic bottle caps to gain one wheelchair. For more information visit the Project’s Facebook page Kosova Cap Project

Donate unwanted books, clothes, furniture
Donate second hand books to 7Arte bookstore and cultural centre, Sheshi “Mehe Uka” Street kati: VI, Biblioteka e qytetit, 40000, Mitrovicë/a (6th floor, old OSCE building). Contact – P: 049 211 771 E: shtatearte@yahoo.com W: www.7-arte.org.

You can also donate unwanted clothes and furniture to the Kosovo Red Cross, Prishtinë/Priština branch, near Dit e Natë bookshop, Fazli Grajcevci Street no.5. Contact – P: 038 229 218

The Ideas Partnership also collects second hand clothes and hangers for a social clothes shop and clothes for donations to families in need in the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian community in Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje. Contact – P: 044 584 215 E: theideaspartnership@gmail.com

Repair old clothes
To reduce waste from old clothes thrown away when they no longer fit you or have small defects, consider repairing before you replace. Kosovan tailors are very reasonably priced and there are many of them in major towns. The Ideas Partnership has also been supporting a project in the returnee village of Serbobran/Srbobran, near Istog/Istok with donated sewing machines and training. If you live or work nearby, then you can drop off your clothes for repair or arrange for collection and return in Prishtinë/Priština (though turnaround times depend on weekly visits to the village). Contact – P: 044 661797 E: theideaspartnership@gmail.com

Welcome to Green Pages; a guide to green living in Kosovo

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This guide was put together by volunteers of the UN Volunteer Programme and from The Ideas Partnership NGO. We also asked other NGOs working on environmental issues in Kosovo for information and contacted the Prishtinë/Priština Green Drinks mailing list for additional ideas and inputs. Our focus was on gathering information about services which can help people to live sustainably in Kosovo and which supports environmentally and socially responsible choices. As the guide is Kosovo specific we haven’t included details on green living in general (e.g. turn the lights off when you leave the room, don’t let the water run while you’re brushing your teeth) which are readily available in other guides to green living.

We hope this guide will help you to live in Kosovo in a way which protects and prolongs the fragile environment here. We would like the guide to be a lasting resource. With this in mind we hope it will be updated by people adding new information via this blog. We have made every effort to check the details here, but if you find an inaccuracy or something you think should be included in the guide which we’ve missed, please email theideaspartnership@gmail.com or post a comment on the blog.

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