Remida was founded in Reggio Emilia in 1996, within the culture of the city’s infant-toddler centers and preschools and is part of the educational system called Reggio Emilia Approach.

The heart of its research is matter, generative of thoughts and a vessel for knowledge, able to fascinate as well as pose questions about environmental, social, economic and educational issues.

Remida recovers from a network of 200 local companies about 20 tons per year of material destined for disposal, which is put back into circulation through projects and a distribution service to about 400 schools and associations.

Thanks to a special agreement, the Remida Center is assimilated to a recycling platform that transforms waste into an intellectual resource. Its strategy is the valorization of waste material, a material that requires care, respect and research of its expressive potential, in the idea that resources are not infinite and that being waste does not mean being poor material.

Remida attributes to materials a poetics that is an invitation to look for beauty where we are not usually used to finding it, suggesting that this sensibility may be valid as an approach to the world.


Istituzione Scuole e Nidi d'Infanzia

It is the participatory entity of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia that directly manages 33 educational services 0-6 years old and maintains a role of direction and control over services managed by the Government, FISM and Educational Cooperatives.
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Fondazione Reggio Children

Is a participatory foundation that, in dialogue with local, national and international partners, promotes the protection of children’s rights starting with quality education.
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It is an Italian joint-stock company involved in the production of electricity, thermal, gas, waste cycle management and integrated water services. It is based in Reggio Emilia but also operates in Parma, Piacenza, Genoa, Turin, La Spezia and Vercelli.
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Silvia Cocconi

Silvia Cocconi

materials welcoming and distribution

Since 2018, Silvia, a graduate student in Foreign Languages, has been greeting citizens who come to Remida to pick up materials and acting as a liaison with companies that deliver waste, taking care of logistics and set-up.

Eloisa Di Rocco

Eloisa Di Rocco

research and training

With a degree in Literature and an expertise in social communication, she has been involved in sustainability education since 2012, curating projects and training courses for Remida aimed at children and adults. Since 2021 she has been a PhD student in Reggio Childhood Studies.

Laura Pedroni

Laura Pedroni

organization and volunteers

A former Reggio school child with a degree in Communication Studies, she has been Remida’s organizational coordinator since 2009, and project manager of several European projects involving Remida in Kosovo and the Mediterranean.


Part of the team are the volunteers from Fondazione Reggio Children who devote themselves daily to the Remida project in various forms, assisting with projects, set-ups and events.

Friends in the world

Remida is present in other places in Italy and around the world, either as Remida Centers or as Remida-inspired experiences that we helped start.


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Aeffe cordoni

Albertazzi packaging

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Artigrafiche Reggiane e LAI

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Bieffe gruppo tessile

Blu e Giallo ceramica

Bonetti insegne

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Cagliari e Rinaldi Plissettatura

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Catozzi Poltrone


Cava Divani

Circolo Tennis Albinea

Clevertech Spa




Divina abbigliamento

Divisione Max&Co

Dress abbigliamento

Elite Gomma

Ermanno Gradellini

F.lli Bedini

Ferrari GBW

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Foto Superstudio

F.lli Gualdi cornici


Grafiche Sagi

Hobby & Legno Arredo

ICO Tessile Spa

Imax maglieria

Italgraf srl

La Calza Bella

La Reggiana Tipografia

Libero Arbitrio

LPR Packaging

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Marina Rinaldi

Martini Spa

Materie Plastiche Riunite

Meta System

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Omso Spa

Orlandini automazioni

Oscar abbigliamento

Palazzo Magnani

Peggy Outlet Maglieria

Persona abbigliamento

Pinco Pallino grafica

Plaster Stampi

Pluricart Spa

Poldi Michele

Punto Moda

RB Salotti


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Saccani e Setti

Santachiara Maglificio

Scalabrini Fashion

Serigrafia 76

Serigrafia Ellezeta

Sicam srl

SMT Manifattura Tessile

Startex Maglieria

Stil cornici


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Tedeschi Gomma


Tipografia Comunale

Toschi Arredamenti

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