Awarding the Italian Actions of the European Week for Waste Reduction 2022

The awards ceremony for the most virtuous actions carried out in Italy during the European Week for Waste Reduction 2022 will be held on 28 March in Rome.

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On Tuesday 28 March, the award ceremonies for the winning actions of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) 2022 will be held in Rome (Via Quattro Novembre 149).

The fourteenth edition of the European Week for Waste Reduction was held in November 2022, with the thematic focus "circular and sustainable textiles". The thematic choice was made to raise awareness and inform a wide public about the environmental impact of the textile sector and the generation and management of waste from our clothing consumption habits. As many as 5,778 actions were carried out in Italy in this edition, concentrated in the week from 21 to 27 November, registering a marked improvement in participation compared to previous years.

The EWWR National Promoting Committee, coordinated by AICA (International Association for Environmental Communication) was called upon to select three deserving finalist actions for each of the 5 categories. Legambiente, Utilitalia, CNI UNESCO, Città metropolitana di Torino, Regione Siciliana, ANCI, Federconsumatori Lazio and E.R.I.C.A soc. coop. nominated the candidates this week.

The finalist actions are:

  • For the enterprise category
    • “All you can give” by Rete Cauto;
    • "Abiti in circolo" by the Rete di Imprese Corona Nord Ovest;
    • the joint initiatives promoted by Montecolino SPA.
  • For the educational institutions category
    • “Cartesio e la seconda vita dei tessuti” by Centro di Educazione alla Sostenibilità Tutti giù per la TERRA;
    • “Rifiuti alla moda? No, grazie!” by the institutes I.C. Milani Terracina, Scuola Secondaria di I Grado “Giovanni Opromolla” Angri, Liceo Luigi Pietrobono, I.C. Alfredo Fiorini Terracina, Istituto d’Istruzione Superiore San Benedetto Latina e dell’Istituto San Giuseppe;
    • “Re-Textile: I tessuti vanno in scena” dell’I.C. Lombardo Radice di Palermo.
  • For the association category
    • “Bag Doctor Lab” by Abantu soc. coop. Sociale;
    • “Be Circular!” by sartoria sociale Al Revés;
    • “Hai la stoffa giusta?” by Fare Eco.
  • For the public administration category
    • “SERRiously Sustainable” by Università degli Studi di Pavia (GLOBEC e OSA);
    • “SERR Cefalù 2022” by Comune di Cefalù;
    • “Gli oggetti di moda che non rifiuto” by Comune di Novara.
  • For the category of citizens
    • “U.S.P.Y. – Unique Planet Sustainable Young” by Francesca Passeri;
    • “Genova Greentosa” by Cecilia Rinaldi;
    • “Riduci, riusa, ricicla: abbiamo della stoffa!” by Green Team.

A special mention should be made of the “Abiti in circolo” initiative promoted by the Rete by Imprese Corona Nord Ovest, composed by Gruppo Cidiu, Acsel Spa, SCS, and SIA. The action that has reached its final stages is an example of how the territory of the Città Metropolitana di Torino is always at the forefront of environmental issues. The action consisted of several initiatives, including a communication campaign and an extraordinary collection of clothes in market squares. During the same week, the four companies implemented a new home collection service for used clothes, with reservations, intended to make the collection of clothing, accessories and shoes in large quantities an accessible and stable service for citizens.



Tommaso Gregori

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Waste is out: "Circular and sustainable textiles" presentation of the European Week for Waste Reduction 2022

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