Waste prevention and Reuse
JP VOKA SNAGA's partner in waste prevention and reuse story is the REUSE centre (a centre, furnished in used furniture, includes a small shop, storage room and a repair-room with a corner for visitors to learn some small sewing repairs) that encourage people not to throw away old and used things, but to give them a chance to be repaired and resold at a small price. REUSE centre bids reuse second-hand items, minimise the amount of waste and create green workplaces.
A visit to the Re-Use Centre is also part of Ljubljana's educational programme, which finds fun, practical ways to present priority aspects of waste management to schools and kindergartens. Here, young people can see the importance of creativity, innovation, social entrepreneurship, the creation of green jobs and the inclusion of vulnerable groups.
Reuse centre is opened from Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
Ljubljana has been part of the global network for promoting repairs, the so-called Repair Café. Repair Café operates within the Reuse Centre at 4 Povšetova Street: every last Thursday of the month different professionals (electrician, seamstress, carpenter) and volunteers are available to help repair and transform products brought by visitors.