At Stilbruch in Hamburg Altona well preserved old and used things find new owners.
An old cassette deck, an oak shelf just like grandma's, a brashly colourful plastic lamp from the 1970s or an old record collection: Hunter-gatherers who search for their potential prey beyond online auctions have an opportunity to do so at Stilbruch on Ruhrstrasse six days a week.
At the subsidiary of the Hamburg city cleansing department, lorry-loads of clothes, furniture, books, records or equipment that workers have saved from the dump are delivered daily. Many people bring their old stuff directly to Altona. In this way, one person is getting rid of old junk, another is picking up a bargain and the environment is spared the waste.