Find a new home for your furniture: Prague opens its fifth re-use center

This initiative allows individuals to donate functional items they no longer need. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 07.04.2023 10:00:00 (updated on 27.04.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

The capital city of Prague has opened its fifth re-use point in Kbely, Prague 19, located on Jilemnická street. This initiative allows individuals to return functional items they no longer need to special closed containers every day. This additional collection yard is contributing to reducing the amount of waste and promoting a circular economy, alongside the four other yards in Prague 4, 9, 12, and 20.

People can bring items such as furniture, sports equipment, strollers, medical devices, dishes, books, and toys to the re-use points. This effort helps to reduce the amount of municipal waste and supports the goals set forth in the Circular Prague 2030 conceptual document, according to Jana Plamínková, the deputy for the environment, infrastructure, and technical equipment.

Trained staff at each re-use point will assess and document the items, and ensure their proper storage. The items are then entered into the application. Partner organizations such as non-profit organizations, the city furniture bank, and the city's social departments will be the first to see the items. Any items not used by these organizations will be made available to the public through the application for free pick up.

The internet application can also be used directly to offer items for further use. The creation of a re-use system can divert a significant amount of items from the waste management system of cities.

According to city officials, Prague's climate plan, which also includes measures in the field of the circular economy, will continue to incorporate such places where people can dispose of things meaningfully in step with its climate commitments.

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