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Trikala - A network for sustainable reuse of textiles

With the support of public and private stakeholders, Trikala is adopting a network able to collect and recycle textiles in the city.

Trikala’s Circular Economy activities are part of its Sustainable Urban Development Plan and the Local Waste Management Plan. While there is no separate Circular Economy Strategy, these two plans along with two specific plans in development; the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan and the Roadmap of the city for Climate Neutrality set out the proposed approach for furthering the circular economy in the region. Tasks to implement these strategies will be spread across the departments of the city administration, likely involving the Smart City Department; the Department of Cleaning and Recycling; the Department of Social Care; and the Environmental Department. The Roadmap for Climate Neutrality is expected to define targets until 2030. 


A network for recycling 
Redistribution networks for textiles have been established in conjunction with the Department for Cleaning, citizens and non- government organisations (NGOs), whereby textiles are collected, reused where possible and recycled where’re use is not an option. 


Trikala is a member of the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. As a member of the ICC, Trikala benefits from the European Commission's initiative, which supports cities across Europe in their transition towards greener and more digital local economies through Local Green Deals. Additionally, as a member of ICLEI, Trikala actively contributes to a global network of over 2500 local and regional governments that are dedicated to driving sustainable urban development.