Villeparisis: the mayor wants to give textile waste a second life

Villeparisis: the mayor wants to give textile waste a second life

The city has a textile waste recycling sector. © DR

For several years the city Villeparisis, in Seine-et-Marne has collection points for textiles. For the mayor of the village Frederic Mouthalso Vice President of Agglomeration Roissy-Pays-de-Francewhich is in charge of works and buildings and is elected to Sigidurs, a joint association for municipal waste management and incineration in the Sarcelle region, it is a means of concretely implementing a textile waste management policy in the community.

What is a textile kiosk?

This is a collection point where the inhabitants of the village can drop off textile items which they no longer use. It can be quality or more degraded clothing. The aim is to recycle waste, to give it a second life. For example, they can be resold in structures specialized in recycling circuits. We can too convert and use it to make a completely different product. That’s the whole point of recycling waste.

How many collection points are there in Villeparisis?

Community matters seven collection points and each terminal has capacity1 m3 . Once the terminals are full, Sigidurs agents will come to pick up the textiles.

What is the benefit for the municipality to have collection points?

These collection points they are the first step towards the reuse of textile waste. The idea is to be able to nthey do not create wasteto give another life to textiles that we no longer use, phope one day to have in the village a resource center.

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