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Vegalsa-Eroski and Humana: sustainable textile waste managment with social end

12-11-2020

Thanks to the collaboration of Humana Fundación Pueblo para Pueblo, the Galician food distribution company Vegalsa-Eroski has made a donation of 10,000 euros to the NGO Égueire. This amount will go to the Agricultural Vocational Training Center Project for young people that the non-governmental entity has set up in the N'Zida area, in Grand Lahou, Ivory Coast.

The donation by Vegalsa-Eroski is possible thanks to the resources obtained from the valuation and management of the 451,988 kilos of clothing deposited in 2019 in Humana containers in 81 company establishments in Galicia and Asturias, through the banners Eroski Hypermarkets, Eroski / Center, Family Supermarkets and Eroski City franchises. Those almost 452 tons collected last year represent an increase of 4.4% compared to 2018.

“At Vegalsa-Eroski we have been betting on the circular economy for several years as an engine of transformation from both a sustainable and a social point of view and this donation is a good example of this, allocating the benefits obtained from these actions to social projects that contribute to the help of the most disadvantaged groups ”, explains the director of CSR, Communication and Client Area of ​​the company, Gabriela González.

“We are very satisfied that the collaboration with Vegalsa-Eroski continues to bear fruit and that the sustainable management of used textiles recovered last year is transformed into resources that are destined in this case to the professional training of young people. Despite the fact that 2020 is being an extremely complex year for Spanish society as a whole, we are sure that we will find the appropriate formula to strengthen our work with Vegalsa-Eroski and continue to give clothing a second life together and do so with a purpose social ”states Ricardo Rodríguez, Unit Manager of Humana in the Principality of Asturias and Galicia.

“Once the first phase of agricultural crops is finished within this Agricultural project, we will continue thanks to this donation with the start-up of the livestock part. With this Training Center we intend to train groups of young people in the area on planting, caring for and collecting agricultural products to be able to adequately attend to an orchard such as agro-livestock courses for the care and handling of animals ”, they explain from Ëgueire.

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