Foundation RataPlan likes to go for sustainability and thinks all too well of people, animals and the environment. The cycle chain not only creates employment for people with a distance to the labor market, but also encourages the reuse of products in order to reduce the mountain of waste. And it doesn't stop there, Foundation RataPlan also cares for the animals. Everything and everyone deserves a second chance.
AAP Foundation and We-Collect
The AAP Foundation is committed to a better future for exotic mammals. Millions of animals, such as monkeys and lions, are still kept as pets, illegally traded or used in the circus. This causes unnecessary and large-scale animal suffering. When the animals come in, they are often in bad shape and suffer from health problems and trauma, for example, due to poor treatment or housing. These animals deserve expert and loving care, clean food, a clean accommodation and medical care!
The logistics company We-Collect collects mobile phones, ICT equipment and ink cartridges, with the proceeds being donated to a charity of your choice. Founding RataPlan has a collection box in all branches and the proceeds from the donation boxes are used to give the animals that are in shelter at Stichting AAP a second chance and a new life.
Fur for Animals
Since November 2022, second-hand fur is no longer sold RataPlan. The foundation supports the fight for a fur-free world. Ethics play a major role in choosing not to reuse fur. Founding RataPlan has a zero-waste policy, but does not want to contribute to the preservation of the fur industry.
Old bicycle tires and inner tubes are often still thrown away with household waste and end up at the stake. This is a shame and there is a sustainable and permanent solution for these materials. Disrubt disrupts the standard waste processing method by transforming these materials into flexible, tough and practical bicycle crates or bags. RataPlan already collects quite a few old tires for Disrubt and the goal is to realize a collection point in all branches with a bicycle workshop as soon as possible.
Gallery & Upcycle workshop Mindz, part of the GGZ, focuses on creativity. The concept of logic no longer exists and furniture, art, souvenirs, accessories and other objects are made by reusing all kinds of materials.