Last month, the City of Barcelona launched its home textile collection service and in the six weeks since then, the municipality has saved some 45 tonnes of clothes from going to the incinerator. All in all, this amounts to 811 collection trips being done to different districts of the Catalonian capital.
In addition, there are other municipal initiatives that promote the reduction of waste generation locally:
- Renew your clothes, an exchange network for clothes that are not used, but are in good condition.
- Renew your toys, an exchange network that takes place before Christmas and also in the month of May.
- The Reparatruck and the Didaltruck are two mobile self-repair units, the first one for electrical, electronic devices and bicycles and the second one for textiles that the City Council makes available to all citizens.
The Barcelona City Council has also organized a “Let’s go towards zero waste” day dedicated to sharing successful experiences with waste reduction.
Source: The Mayor
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