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OUR WASTE PREVENTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS INITIATIVE
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THE BEST TYPE OF WASTE IS WASTE THAT IS NOT GENERATED

In the Emmaus Navarra ragpicking community we use the waste hierarchy as outlined in the European Directive and which prioritises, first and foremost, waste prevention.

Waste prevention is based around producing and consuming less and in a more responsible manner, faced with the capitalist model of buying, throwing away and buying again.

Since our early days, our community has, in addition to collecting second-hand objects and materials, always strived to raise awareness amongst the general public regarding waste prevention, responsible consumption, reuse and recycling.

Thus, as part of an agreement with the district of Pamplona, we have been leading various initiatives since 2015 to raise awareness on this topic amongst schoolchildren, other groups and amongst the general public.

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PREPARATION CENTRE FOR REUSE AND RECYCLING
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We are “ragpickers”, an old trade which provides us with our resources, which we have brought up to date with separate collection, preparation for reuse and recycling of waste objects and materials under agreements with 16 local authority associations in Navarre and different SCRAPS (management systems), which we then sell at our flea markets.

In our Preparation Centre for Reuse and Recycling, we collect, sort and process over 12,000 tons for reuse or recycling.

The centre spans 20,000m², divided into four main areas: TEXTILES, FURNITURE, WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) and BOOKS & SMALL ITEMS.

This centre is an important part of the Circular Economy in Navarre and is recognised as part of the infrastructure of the Navarre Integrated Waste Plan (PIGRN).

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