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Gijón contributes 700 kg of reused toys for the European Week for Waste Reduction 2017 recycling campaign

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This was one of ten awareness-raising actions about the environment developed by EMULSA in Gijón during the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR2017).
EMULSA collected 700 kg of toys in good conditions at the five municipal centres where the EWWR2017's Recogida de juguetes para darles una nueva vida campaign took place.

The citizens were able to contribute by depositing new or used toys, but in good condition, at the containers located in the municipal centres' halls at La Calzada, Gijón-Sur, El Coto and El Llano. This activity registered great participation from the citizens.

The ¡Recogida de juguetes para darles una nueva vida! campaign, developed in all of Asturias, in collaboration with in collaboration with Fundación Crecer Jugando, COGERSA and other city councils, was one of the 10 actions and more than 30 activities carried out by EMULSA in Gijón, due to the European call.

This charitable actions, framed within the European week for Waste Reduction , EEWR 2017, will allow the collections and distribution of the toys, which will be distributed by Fundación SEUR amongst different associations and entities working with children and underprivileged social groups . Furthermore, the campaign wants to educate the citizens about the value of extending the toys' useful life, and promoting the habit of reusing, repairing and raise awareness regarding cooperation and solidarity.