Where does waste go?

An exhibition at the Barcelona Design Hub tracks the journey that undertake some of the waste we generate in our daily lives, to their final destination.

Where does waste go? shows specific examples of how waste is treated and what it can be turned into. The exhibition shows the processing of 8 different types of waste such as cava bottles, tetra bricks, coffee capsules, clothing, fridges, cooking oil, fluorescent lights and organic waste. Treatment processes are explained, outlining what products can be derived and the financial impact that recycling has.

In Barcelona we generate 1.25 kg of waste per person per day. Of all the waste we generate, only 36% of it is recycled, when we could actually re-use anything up to 80%. The exhibition ‘Where does waste go?’ aims to address queries and preconceptions held by the public and show how recycling has environmental, economic and social benefits, in order to make the process even more normal.

The exhibition is one of the initiatives taking place as the city marks the European Week for Waste Reduction, which runs from 21 to 29 November and promotes action and awareness on sustainable resources and waste management.

Where does waste go?
When: until November 22, 2015
Where: Barcelona Design Hub (Plaza de las Glories 37, Barcelona)
Price: Free
Further information here

Publication date: Wednesday, 11 November 2015
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