Restarter, with its logo you used to find on the used clothes containers, starts in 2012, within ECOBI, a Consortium working in the provinces of Modena, Ferrara, Bologna and Rimini, which gathers all the local social cooperatives that help disadvantaged people enter the world of work.
Up to now, ECOBI is composed of 26 social cooperatives that work in the field of environmental health and environmental services, with the aim of preserving and enhancing the chances to find a job for the disadvantaged people (ex-lege 381/91).
Restarter is the former ECOBI Consortium project for recycling used clothes: it was in order to reduce the amount of waste products to dispose, and to create new employment opportunities. It works within a wider and wider network of social solidarity, with the specific purpose of realizing an accurate control of the whole textile chain, from the collection to the re-input into the used clothes market.
Recooper is the evolution of this beautiful story, an evolution that builds on the positive experiences of the past and reworks them into a brand-new project, which speaks to citizens in a simple way: it offers them innovatory services of collection, retrieval and reuse of textile, within an ethical and entirely transparent perspective.
Who makes Recooper?
Recooper involves large areas of the Emilia-Romagna region, and it works because of its many different collaborators. One of our main features is being entirely transparent; so we are happy to introduce you the cooperators and the partners that take part in Recooper:
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Who is Recooper
We give you a bird’s eye view of some of the people who daily work on Recooper project:
Social Impact Report 2018
This is our Social Impact Report 2018: our activities, our numbers, our achievements.
Discover it here: Recooper – Social Impact Report
Are you interested in Recooper?
Would you like to learn more about it? Are you a member of the Consortium? Or would you to talk about the collection in your surrounding area?
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