Shout out for gently used shoes and accessories  

The Monaco Mairie is collecting unwanted shoes and a selection of other everyday accessories to be donated as part of European Waste Reduction Week.  

Sneakers, scarves, hats, gloves and backpacks… these are the items the Town Hall is looking for in their latest round of collections, that not only go toward reducing the amount of landfill but also benefits a worthy cause.  

Marjorie Crovetto, Deputy Mayor in charge of the Living Environment, Environment and Sustainable Development, has been organising similar events since 2018 with the Mairie and Monaco Durable Development (MC2D) as part of their ongoing operation ‘Monaco Against Waste’ (MEG).

This year, as part of European Waste Reduction Week, the efforts continue with a collection of sneakers, backpacks and cold weather accessories, just in time for the winter. The donations will then be dispersed by local association Semeurs d’Espoir Monaco.

MEG operations take place throughout the year and collect a variety of items. In this case, it is shoes and accessories, other times it is small household appliances or clothes. The fight even goes into avoiding food wastage, offering ideas on how to use left-overs in interesting ways.

The collection centre will be set up under the arcades in the Condamine Market on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th November from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

All items must be clean and in good shape. The organisers ask, to reduce confusion, that any shoes handed in be tied together at the laces. Labelled boxes will be set up to deposit each of the different items accordingly.

Photo source: Mairie de Monaco