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The Ayuntamiento de Xàbia has signed an agreement with the NGO "Humana"

Friday 4th December 2015

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The Ayuntamiento de Xàbia has reaffirmed its commitment to the selective collection of used clothing and textiles throughout the municipality by the non-governmental organisation (NGO) called 'Humana Fundación Pueblo para Pueblo'. Mayor José Chulvi and Humana CEO Elisabeth Molnar signed a new two-year agreement which maintains the ten-year relationship and commits the NGO to make annual financial contributions to projects determined by the Departments of Services, of the Environment and of Social Services.

The service provides residents with a safe and easy way to deposit clothing, home textiles, footwear and accessories that are no longer being used into the special purple containers located across the municipality and give it a second life. It is provided at no cost to the Ayuntamiento and represents a significant saving in the cost of collection and disposal of urban waste.

In 2014, Humana collected a total of 98.8 metric tons of clothing and footwear for reuse and recycling through a network of 35 collection points on public roads and in green zones. At the time of writing, the figure for 2015 has risen to 99.9 metric tons and Salva Palacios Pardo, responsible for Rubbish Collection in the Comunidad Valenciana, explained that "there is a growing awareness about the environmental and social benefits associated with the proper management of textile waste". He added his thanks to the residents of Xàbia for donating textiles that they no longer need: "We want you to know that behind every container is hard work to reuse the clothes and give them a second life".

With the proceeds made through the management of the used clothing and textiles, Humana finances and develops programmes to protect the environment in Spain and provide assistance to the Third World in the fields of education, agriculture and rural development, community development, renewable energy and energy efficiency and the fight against communicable diseases as well as assistance in emergency situations. They also support social welfare programmes in the municipalities where Humana is present.

To find out more about Humana, click here.


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