4th December 2015
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.
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.
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".
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.
find out more about Humana, click here.