On Sunday, June 2nd, the first ‘recycling and reusing feast’ took place in Scarpellini Park in Pesaro. A meaningful initiative promoted by local associations, schools and by the Municipality of Pesaro to raise awareness among children – and adults in general – on how important it is to recycle and re-use.
The importance of recycling is not only to be looked upon from an economical point of view. As we all know, it is crucial for the environment we live in and which we hand on to our children and future generations.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
I do not know where the quotation comes from, but how true it is!
Children selling their old toys, cards and books; adults selling anything from bags made with recycled coffee packets to old LPs; booths selling children’s used clothes to raise funds for little maintenance works to be carried out in pre-schools.
A free pony ride for the little ones and a Kung Fu/Tai Chi Chuan exhibition enriched the afternoon.
And, being in Italy, of course there were booths selling piadina with sausage, ham or pork roast; beer and coffee and ice-creams – all day long!
Apart from the ‘little recycling market’, all the work was done by volunteers (teachers, dads and mums of pre-school children, people belonging to several voluntary associations).
A beautiful initiative gathering people from all ages: from the little ones to the elderly. Hundreds of people, one aim: to celebrate nature promoting respect for the environment we live in. In a friendly, lively atmoshpere.
Today it’s World Environment Day: happy recycling!
And Think. Eat. Save.
Great occasion, great idea – one of the things I miss here in Italy are the UK charity shops – they are also a good way of recycling things
I think that Italy has to learn from charity shops and similar experiences around the world (I remember ‘Garage Sales’ during my stay in the USA). Too much wastefulness still in Italy (despite the economic crisis!).
I love to recycle, in Italy is quite difficult to give things away. They should embrace Freecycle, see my posts
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I had never heard of Freecycle before. Sounds like a very good idea!
I agree with both you and Francis, I miss charity shops, used furniture shops and garage sales. Such a good way to get things that you need and reuse. I am surprised that my Italian neighbor, who is interested in natural foods and things does not recycle. While we are very committed to it.
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