The best actions of the 2022 edition of the EWWR will be awarded in Dublin on 1 June 2023! We encourage you to be more attentive than ever because we will soon announce the finalists for the 14th edition on Circular and Sustainable Textiles and we will open the registration for the ceremony. As always, this will be a great opportunity to gather coordinators, action developers, and anyone interested in playing a role in waste reduction during a cheerful and inspiring event! Don’t miss it!
Our coordinator Cogersa has announced the five actions that will represent Asturias (Spain) in the EWWR2022 Awards Ceremony. The selection at regional level was based on the criteria defined by the jury of the European Awards: visibility and communicational aspects; quality of content; originality and exemplarity; lasting impact & follow-up.
In Asturias, in the framework of the EWWR 2022, 179 public authorities, organisations and citizens participated in a total of 213 actions throughout the region. The nominees presented by Cogersa in the different categories are:
- Public administration category: Tapia de Casariego City Council, with the ‘Tapia de Casariego Erre que Erre’ action. With textile waste as the main theme, the Tapiego town hall organised a clothing collection and a second-hand market, collaborating with the Fraternity Association. In addition, it programmed various creative recycling workshops, a cinema forum, a storyteller and other activities to promote recycling.
- Association category: the Cuantayá Association, carried out an initiative called “Barter Market”, allowing users to donate second-hand textile garments and barter these products, thus extending the life of the clothing. This way, reuse and recycling are promoted, and spaces for exchange between neighbours are promoted.
- Educational establishment category: The Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos Public School with the action ‘“My cleaner school of fish, a healthier planet”, wanted to raise awareness throughout the educational community about the importance of responsible clothing consumption, giving a second life to textile donated by families and educators.
- Business category: the La Corrada Bar in Gijón, with their “Pub waste quiz” that involved organising a game for customers and relatives around the recycling and waste reduction theme. In this way, the establishment favours good consumption habits and environmental awareness.
- Citizen(s) category: Sara Fernández, Andrea Camero y Silvia Ríos carried out the action “Da-y una vuelta”. A bicycle journey pedalling from the interior of Spain to the Mediterranean coast, with the challenge of minimising the waste generated. The initiative invites us to reflect on the mobility and consumption model, to promote more sustainable habits on a day-to-day basis.
Read the full article on Cogersa’s website.