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CAIS Recicla / Circular economy + employment

CAIS Recicla presents an innovative and creative solution to solve emerging problems in glocal terms in two areas: environmental [surplus and unsustainability in promoting a new use problem] and social [absence of empowerment and inclusion solutions for populations in social vulnerability].
Global waste data (2020) shows “the majority of waste in middle/high-income nations includes paper, plastic, and other inorganic materials”. CAIS Recicla creates stationery products with obsolete and/or waste materials, in an eco-design logic, while working on the talent of people who are in situations of vulnerability/exclusion (to reverse its situation).

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Associação CAIS

Associação CAIS
Porto, Portugal


Associação CAIS

Associação CAIS
Porto, Portugal