14 July 2022

All-around sustainability with the Capannori Reuse Festival

Two days of music, workshops and discussions on sustainability and reuse thanks to Reusemed project

On July 9 and 10 at the Marlia Market in Capannori (Lucca), the Festival of Reuse was held, promoted by the Municipality of Capannori and Fondazione Reggio Children - Centro Loris Malaguzzi, in collaboration with Ascit, Centro di Ricerca rifiuti Zero and Lillero - Il vero mercato del baratto (The Real Barter Market). 

The event was held as part of the Reusemed project, funded by the European Union through the ENI CBC Med Program.

The two days allowed for a live discussion on the important issues of sustainability and education on the same, together with the many realities of the area that deal with reuse, accompanied by musicians, artisans and artists who produce objects from waste materials.

The event, aimed at encouraging the reuse and repair of objects, opened on Saturday with a round table discussion "Circular Economy and Zero Waste: A Look to the Future", which was addressed by Tuscany Region President Eugenio Giani and included the participation of the Mayor Luca Menesini, the coordinator of the Zero Waste Research Center Rossano Ercolini, the President of Legambiente Toscana, Fausto Ferruzza and the director of the Network of Sustainable Municipalities, Giovanni Gostoli.

In addition to walking among the booths of many local reuse entities, visitors were able to participate in numerous creative workshops on the theme of recycling and attend the two scheduled concerts, that of the Baro Drom Orkestar (Saturday) and that of the Riciclato Circo Musicale (Sunday).

During the festival, Skill Hands and Mr. Pills created a mural on the back wall of the Logos cultural space.

Carlotta Ferrozzi from the creative recycling center ReMida Bologna spoke on Sunday about education and sustainability. Starting with the well-established experience of the Remida Network around the world, her talk took the form of an invitation to see the many possibilities for learning from industrial waste materials, to see their potential and to look for beauty where we are not used to finding it.

As part of the European project, the Municipal Reuse Network was officially launched, the municipalized system that will not only ensure a stable coordination of all the entities involved in reuse in the area but will also be a reference point for citizens to facilitate access to reuse circuits and give objects a second life.

Last modified: 15 July 2022

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