Second Round of Citizen Labs Take Place in Maribor
- Wednesday, 17 January 2018
On 4th and 5th December 2017, Prospex Institute organised a second round of Citizen Labs in Maribor, Slovenia, together with the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and the University of Maribor (UMARI).
How are young pupils and students disposing of old clothing and textile items? What are their motivations for buying new clothes and how long do t-shirts and trousers usually stay in their wardrobes? Are young consumers aware of the different recycling and disposal options for textiles and clothes? And how would they like to informed about them?
With these questions, Prospex Institute headed to the Prva Gimnazija high-school in Maribor and to the Engineering faculty of the Maribor university. It facilitated interactive workshops, mixing online and offline sessions and questions with pupils and students, aged between 16 and 25, who shared their views on textile recycling and disposal.
Through playful and interactive activities, these Citizen Labs will further RESYNTEX’s understanding of the purchasing and disposal behaviour of students when it comes to clothing and textile products. This will ultimately enable the project to design better strategies for increased collection of textile waste and improved consumer awareness and participation in take-back and recycling schemes.