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The goal of the event was to share with the Erasmus students alternative ways of making purchases in a sustainable way.  By attending local markets and buying vintage and second-hand items the objective was to make them develop new ways of sustainable consumption that may be implemented on a more regular basis.


Before the event I shared with the participants some guidelines on why buying at the market is sustainable and some suggestions to make more conscious purchases, together with some useful italian sentences to use at the market.

The event took place at the Mercato di Papinniano in Viale Papinniano. We first met at 9.45 and had breakfast at the Pasticceria Martesana in front of the market. 

At around 10.15 we started the tour. I first explained to the participants some useful information. For instance, most of the items to be found at the local markets are second-hand or deadstock, what to check before buying something and other markets to visit around Milan. 

We then moved to the beginning of the market and walked all the way through the stands in Viale Papinniano, checking stands and commenting on the clothes we found.

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By organising this activity, the organisers want to contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals
Fostering Circular Economy
Reducing Waste and Promoting Recycling
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