Tuesday, 07 June 2011 13:34

107 Marche Region: LUDOTECA RIU' ITALY

The Regional policies in the Marche Region, about waste prevention and management have included among the priority objectives the promotion and support of actions in order to raise awareness, to informe and to educate citizens and in particular young people.

Among the many initiatives launched on these themes one of the most significant involves the opening of five Ludoteca RIU’.

A Ludoteca Riù begins as a centre of enhancement, through play, of easily-reusable goods and materials. It is an operational workshop of creative learning acti...

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The ecomoebel GmbH is network for the reconditioning and marketing of used furniture. Under the brand “ZweitSinn” (meaning second purpose) it has established a recycling design co-operation [business] that brings together waste managers and waste collectors, designers, furniture producers and sellers resulting in a successful co-operation of these agents.

The aim of the recycling design business ZweitSinn is to organise a platform where suppliers of used materials (old furniture, chipboards etc.), producers with the experience and ability to work with used materials, designers w...

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R.U.S.Z. (Reparatur und Service Zentrum – Repair and Service Center) is a special initiative in Vienna, where jobless people are trained to repair goods at affordable prices and disassemble electronic equipment so that hazardous and non-hazardous waste is separated. Items most commonly repaired are electronic and electrical household devices.

It created an enormous demand for repair services which sowed the seeds of the Repair Network Vienna, a network of some 60 private, profit-oriented repair companies and was followed by the creation of three other repair networks in Austria (w...

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