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Rigiocattolo reduces, reuses, recycles and rethinks toys

Rigiocattolo

Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Italy
City: 
Campobasso (Molise Region)

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Project elaborated in partnership: 
No
Submitted by: 
ICESP (Italian Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform)
Start/End date: 
01/2014
Ongoing: 
Yes

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Description: 

Rigiocattolo collects used toys, regenerates them and puts them back into circulation. Its ambition is to become a bigger and renowned re-use centre that can also offer people a decent job. Rigiocattolo takes spare parts from toys that cannot be re-used and transforms them into something new (creative re-use).

Rigiocattolo also offers targeted services: The toys' hospital, toys rental, repair training courses for children. The repair shops are open to everyone - there is one in the centre of Campobasso (Molise region, Italy) and another one on its outskirts (for storage and repair).

Rigiocattolo is also on Facebook and YouTube.

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Main results: 

The positive outcomes of Rigiocattolo's activity are mainly qualitative:

  • contribute to waste reduction
  • offer cheap and affordable toys to low-income families
  • promote a different culture based on savings, waste reduction, reuse, sharing and free-giving
  • promote volunteering and
  • offer spaces and opportunities for sharing.