raise awareness among children, teens and teachers, on creative reuse of waste materials and to stimulate a more responsible attitude towards objects and goods
The Ludoteca “Riù” provides training services for children and schools, and constitutes a first real laboratory of training for a new education of environmental sustainability.
The project aims to promote and to raise awareness of children and students about waste prevention and reuse.
This is part of a broader objective to encourage behavioural change of children and adults towards a behaviour which is more compatible with the environment in which they live.
Attention is paid to the possibility to reduce waste production, including through the re-use culture, as well as to correct separate collection of waste for recycling.

Resources needed

The Region co-finances the annual programming of activities, indicating for each year a common theme to be developed:
2017 and 2018: food waste
2019 and 2020: prevention of plastic waste in the env. and sea.
by Regional Waste Management Plan - an everage of €160.000,00 per year -regional funds

Evidence of success

Annually about 9000 children from preschools, primary and secondary schools of Marche Region participate to at least one Ludoteca RIU’ laboratory.
Annually at least 6000 families participate in a demonstration organized by the Ludoteca RIU’ in the 5 provinces.
Annually at least 250 teachers are trained and helped in didactic projects of Ludoteca RIU’.
Active participation from cultural and recreational associations, social centres, churches, municipalities, local trade ass. and companies

Difficulties encountered

the novelty, the public management that eased relations with scholastic institutions, the free participation, the cooperation of local volunteer association and social centres and, finally, the presence of well-prepared operators that are competent in environmental sustainability

Potential for learning or transfer

Increase the contacts with Companies.
In addition, the lasting impact on the behaviour of pupils, teachers and parents could be measured by follow-up surveys. 
If the beneficial impacts of the change in behaviour could be quantified at pilot scale, it would enable approximating the total potential impact of the training provided in terms of waste avoided and in turn CO2 emissions reductions. Even if it might only allow a rough approximation, it could nonetheless be useful in terms of communication

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Main institution
Regione Marche
Start Date
January 2010
End Date


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