Submitted by: Rampe e.V.
Implemented country: Germany
Title: Recycling house and supposed waste go hand in hand
The concept of a recycling house combines social and ecological involvement: reuse of old, recyclable building materials (supposed waste) and work with homeless youths who feel like they are the refuse of society. From the members of the association Rampe of Nurnberg, who have expertise in construction, youths receive manual training. Then they collect building materials from recycling centers, private persons and companies in the area. This is then sorted and prepared for use in the recycling house. The goals of the project are to reuse waste material and to stepwise lead youths into regular work.