Remida – The Creative Recycling Centre

The Remida Centre in Reggio Emilia is a project and a place where research is conducted on sustainability and creativity starting from industrial waste materials. The Centre is visited every year by more than 6,000 people like teachers, artists, students, administrators and interested people coming from all over the world.

1996 - In progress

“The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.”

Sustainability is one of the most urgent and important issues of today.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, signed by the governments of the 193 UN member countries, sets the fight against climate change among its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Since 1996 Remida has been proposing a pedagogy of sustainability to seek a shift in perspective, new models of thinking and new practices that respect the human being, the environment, and the planet.

For more than 25 years, the Remida Centre has been involved in sustainability, creativity and research on industrial waste materials, where scraps are intended as an educational resource for schools, institutions, and citizens.

The Remida Centre recovers waste materials from the production chain, wraps that are not just waste but that become an object of research and an educational resource for visits, workshops, seminars and professional development courses open to institutions, bodies and citizens. This experience has given life to a network of centres inspired by Remida Reggio Emilia and which today is composed of 12 different centres in Italy and around the world.

Remida recovers more than 15 tons of waste materials every year, including production remnants, unsold or faulty materials from more than 200 companies in the area and then offers them free of charge to schools and associations.

Every year in May Remida organises the Remida Day, a very popular event in the city that attracts more than 10,000 visitors.

27 years

of activity

30 projects

+25 volunteers

who collaborate with Remida

200 companies

supplying materials

6000 visitors

every year

12 centres

building the Remida network

15 tonnes

of waste materials recovered

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