The HexEco sports recycling center opens a shop in Croix-Daurade

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Created in September 2021, the HexEco 100% sports recycling center opens a solidarity shop in the Croix-Daurade district at the end of August.

The only one of its kind in Toulouse, the 100% HexEco sports recycling center will open a solidarity shop on August 30 in the Clos Jacquin shopping center, in the Croix-Daurade district. Created in September 2021 by Morgane Thomas and Rosine Ingabire, the association’s mission is to make the practice of sport more sustainable by collecting accessories or equipment destined for scrap, resold as second-hand.

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In Toulouse as nationwide, the potential for upgrade is unsuspected: l«Ademus believes that every year, more than 100,000 tons of sporting and leisure items, including 30,000 tons of bicycles, end up in the trash. According to the ecological transition agency, half could be reused. VS’It is the case of maids, crampons, snowshoes, fitness equipment, exercise bikes or swimming goggles and skipping ropes which you find in HexEco a new life. “We are in a logic of reuse and awareness of waste reduction for an anti-waste sport at low prices, accessible to the greatest number”, explains Rosine Ingabire.

Convince sports clubs

At 34, after several experiences as an innovation project manager, notably at Agronutis, this sports enthusiast now works in a team with Morgane Thomas, former project manager of supply chain and logistics at Sigfox. The two thirty-year-olds, who met in a gym, mostly stock up thanks to donations from individuals. For them, the challenge is also to convince local sports clubs to adhere to their environmental and supportive approach.

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Only the Fenix ​​​​Toulouse Handballle the TFC Foundation have so far played the game, HexEco is also counting on the implementation of the extended producer responsibility in the sporting and leisure goods industry feed your catalogue. From 1 January 2022, the main retailers have in fact had to collect and treat their own waste and recycling is positioned as a possible outlet. Hosted for nine months in the third place of Les Herbes Folles then in La Bouillonnante, in Soupetard, HexEco has found its new showcase in the Clos Jacquin shopping centre. It will be open, from 30 August, on Wednesday and Friday afternoons and on Saturdays. On the occasion of the next Rugby World Cup, recycling will also be present in the fan zone on 20, 23 and 24 September. It will offer a solidarity collection point and awareness workshops on the reuse and upcycling of sporting goods.

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