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In Circular Economy Week from 6 up to 11 February we organise action days together with a number of thrift shops in the region. On these days, you can take items for free that would otherwise be thrown away. Think leftover candles and wool, broken or incomplete craft materials, slightly damaged toys, glassware, pots, shoes and more. One of our environmental coaches will also be present for tips and questions on preventing residual waste and separating raw materials better.

'If we can make someone else happy with these items, they can last another round and don't end up in the residual waste. Shards can be used to make mosaics and leftover candles can be used to make new candles. Great examples of circular economy. Everyone is welcome,' says environment coach Nelleke Gouw.

All action days at a glance

On the following days, visitors can get free stuff as well as tips and questions:

  • Monday 6 February from 11.00 a.m.: Het Goed Gorinchem
  • Tuesday, February 7, from 1 pm: Kringloop Giessenlanden
  • Thursday 9 February from 1pm: GAiN Kringloop Nieuw-Lekkerland
  • Friday 10 February from 1pm: thrift shop Opnieuw & Co Leerdam

What is Circular Economy Week?

Waardlanden and the recycling shops are organising this action in the Week of the Circular Economy. This annual campaign week is taking place for the eighth time this year, from Monday 6 to Saturday 11 February. Throughout the country, events will be organised during this week where visitors can learn exactly what circular economy means. Concrete tips are also offered to get started with the circular economy themselves.