Under the cooperation agreement between Vouzela and H Sarah Trading, 7,264 kg of textile waste were collected in the first half of 2018. According to data released by the company responsible, of the total collected, 5,784 kg went to reuse, 549 kg for textile recycling, 91 kg for recycling of other materials and 840 kg for destruction. This collection allowed to divert the more than 7.2 tons of textile waste from the landfill, so that the correct routing of the textiles resulted in an estimated saving for the City Hall of more than 600 euros. In addition to these gains, it is estimated that this referral has reduced CO2 emissions by 20.8 tons. The partnership between these entities was established in 2014, with the aim of reducing the amount of waste destined for landfills and promoting the reuse of textile materials in industrial activity.
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