Give your toys a second life!

25/04/2016 12:05 h

Ecologia Urbana

The City Council opens a new edition of its “Renova les teves joguines” [Reuse your toys] programme. This fosters the reutilisation and exchange of toys that are in good condition but which are no longer used. From 2 to 29 May  at 10 municipal facilities.

Exchanging toys means that they can be reused, shared and consumed in a responsible way. “Reuse your toys” is a scheme that fosters responsible consumerism and reduces the amount of waste produced. It is promoted by municipal organisations, associations and facilities, with the support of the City Council.

You can bring construction setsboard games, kitchens, tricycles, lorries, dolls, costumes, stories, jigsaw puzzles, toy cars, etc., up to a limit of 10 games or toys per child. The toys must be clean and in good condition. Dirty, broken or worn toys will not be accepted. Neither will war-themed toys, nor cuddly animals and toys that are given away as marketing gifts.  All the toys must bear the CE symbol, which certifies that they meet European safety standards.

In exchange, you will be given “Renoves” coupons to the following values: 2 coupons for small toys, 3 coupons for medium-sized toys, 4 coupons for things like construction sets or stories, 5 coupons for costumes or board games and 10 coupons for large toys.

These “Renoves” coupons can be exchanged at a later date for any toys that take your fancy, at any exchange point in the network. If you have any coupons left over and you don’t want to take away any more toys, you can give them to another child who may need them! Find out about the collection and exchange days for each programme venue; there’s lots to choose from!

Remember that you can share this experience on social networks, under the hashtags #bcnsostenible and #renovajoguines, or by posting comments and photos on the Barcelona + Sostenible map. And if you would like to be a volunteer, you can go to any exchange point or send an email to lafabricadelsol@bcn.cat.

Ten municipal facilities are taking part in this year’s “Reuse your toys” campaign:

1. Espai Lúdic Ambiental per a Famílies Parc de la Ciutadella
Pas de l’Institut Escola, s/n. Ciutadella Park. Tel: 638 326 771
Collection days and times: From Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May, from 11.30 am to 1 pm, and from 5.30 to 6.30 pm.
Exchange days and times: Friday 27 May, from 11.30 am to 1 pm, and from 5.30 to 6.30 pm. Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, from 11.30 am to 1 pm.

2. Casal infantil Fort Pienc [Fort Pienc Children’s Centre]
Plaça Fort Pienc, 4-5. Tel: 93 232 78 27
Collection days and times: From Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 May, from 4.30 to 7.30 pm.
Exchange days and times: Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 May, from 4.30 to 7.30 pm.
Additional activities: Friday 27 May, from 4.30 pm, “World Play Day” at Plaça Fort Pienc.

3. Casal Infantil Urgell [Urgell Children’s Centre]
Carrer Comte d’Urgell, 145-147. Tel: 934 536 480
Collection days and times: From Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 May, from 5 to 8 pm, and from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May, from 5 to 8 pm.
Exchange days and times: Friday 27 May, from 5 to 5,30 pm.
Additional activities: Friday 27 May, starting at 5 pm, “World Play Day” in the Illa Ermessenda de Carcassona’s interior gardens.

4. Reparat millor que nou
Carrer Sepúlveda, 45-47 Tel: 663 86 32 46
Collection days and times: From Monday 9 to Friday 13 May, from 5 to 8 pm. Saturday 14 May, from 10.30 am to 2 pm.
Exchange days and times: From Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 May, from 5 to 8 pm. Saturday 21 May, from 10.30 am to 2 pm.

5. Lluïsos de Gràcia – Banc del temps de Gràcia [Gràcia Time Bank]
Plaça del Nord, 7-10. Tel: 93 218 33 72
Collection days and times: Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 May, from 5 to 8 pm.
Exchange days and times: Friday 20 May, from 5 to 8 pm.

6. Aula Ambiental de les Corts – Can Deu Civic Centre
Plaça Concòrdia, 13. Tel: 934 10 10 07
Collection days and times: Tuesday 17 May, from 5 to 8 pm (only plastic-free toys).
Exchange days and times: Tuesday 17 May, from 5 to 8 pm (only plastic-free toys).
Additional activities: Collection of toys that are free of plastic and which foster recycling (wood, cloth, recycled, games of chance…) as part of the World Recycling Day.

7. Ludoteca Guitard [Guitard Toy Library]
Collection: Carrer Guitard, 90 (interior of the block) Tel: 934 104 829. Exchange: Plaça de Comas
Collection days and times: From Monday 23 to Friday 27 May, from 6 to 7.30 pm.
Exchange days and times: Saturday 28 May, from 11 am to 2 pm.
Additional activities:  Plaça Comas, on Saturday 28 May at 12 noon, the family show “Donem-li una volta al món” [Let’s take a trip around the world], presented by Xiula.

8. Ludoteca Municipal El Xalet del Clot [Municipal Toy Library]
Carrer Bilbao, 220 Tel: 933 078 684
Collection days and times: From Monday 9 to Friday 13 May, from 5 to 8 pm.
Exchange days and times: Thursday 19 and Monday 23 May, from 5 to 8 pm.

9. Ludoteca Maria de Gràcia Pont [Toy Library]
Rambla Poblenou, 77-91 Tel: 93 300 98 66
Collection days and times: Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 May, from 5 to 7 pm.
Exchange days and times: Saturday 28 May, from 10 am to 1 pm.

10. Antoni Miró Peris Neighbourhood Centre
Plaça Carme Monturiol, 10 Tel: 934 507 013
Collection days and times: From 9 to 23 May. Monday to Friday, from 4.30 to 9 pm and also on Wednesday from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm.
Exchange days and times: Friday 27 May, from 5 to 8.30 pm.