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The European Commissioner for the Environment visits the Humana plant

18-11-2021

The European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans, and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, will visit this Friday at noon the Humana Fundación Pueblo para Pueblo preparation plant for textile reuse, located in Leganés, Madrid.

The senior European official, visiting Madrid, will visit the facilities accompanied by Hugo Morán, Secretary of State for the Environment, to learn about the textile waste management process, which prioritizes reuse over recycling. This places this procedure at the forefront of the circular economy.

Among other aspects, the general coordinator of Humana, Jesper Wohlert, will explain the activity of the non-profit entity, which recovers around 18,000 tons of used clothing per year and grants a second life to more than 90% of the classified garments.

The Leganés plant which became operational in 2010 and expanded in 2018, is the largest facility in Spain dedicated to the management of textile waste. It has two spaces with more than 10,000 m2 of surface; 40 tons of textile waste are processed daily and it houses a team of 80 people.

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