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Swap Fair – Swap, Donate and Feed

Swap Fair – Swap, Donate and Feed

Nov. 17, 2022

This year, the 14ᵗʰ European Week for Waste Reduction and the 13ᵗʰ Azores Waste Week have the theme "Circular & Sustainable Textiles: Waste is out of fashion!" This theme aims to highlight the strong impact of textiles on our planet, but mainly to inspire actions that bring more circularity to the textile sector. According to the Portuguese Environment Agency, in Portugal alone, around 200,000 tons of textiles are thrown away each year.

Thus, the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Climate Change promotes the Swap Fair - Swap, Donate and Feed with the aim of implementing the concept of circular fashion, as well as helping families in need through the donation of non-perishable food products. Alongside this fair, textile reuse workshops will also take place, some of them aimed at the school public, where clothes or fabrics no longer used gain a new life.

Stay tuned to the activity that will take place on your island:






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