This Sunday at Stars’n’ Bars, good ideas and practices were distilled in a large “market” to fight against overconsumption and household waste.
The best waste is the one that is not produced. But since no one is held to the impossible in a consumer society, there are movements such as the European Week for Waste Reduction, which began on Sunday and with which Monaco is associated for the first time.
Stars’N’ Bars restaurant was the driving force behind a wagon of good ideas – some of which continue throughout the week – to educate participants to reduce its waste products in general and its consumption of single-use products in particular. In this way, participants were able to fill their minds with advice on how to make their cleaning products, how to mend used clothes, and how to avoid food waste.
On the Antoine-1st quay, while the youngest ones were encouraged by Mister One Teas to draw their wish for a cleaner world with chalk, customers enjoyed a fashion show made of clothes cut from cut fabrics. Or in fabrics made from plastic bottles or fishing nets recovered at sea, to become hybrid materials.
The main purpose of this week is to encourage people to take simple actions. Example? On 1 January 2020, disposable cups, plates and cutlery will be banned from the Principality. It will, therefore, be necessary to change consumer behaviour. This is the work of Ecoscience Provence, which has been called upon for many years by the Princely Government to provide solutions. In particular, the association highlights the importance of investing in stainless steel water bottles or lunch boxes (between 30 and 40 euros each) to consume in takeaway sales outlets and avoid plastic trays. A small individual gesture, which can weigh a lot to reduce plastic waste.
BEA JOHNSON’S GOOD ADVICE
She is presented as the pope of zero waste, at the initiative of the movement in the world. Bea Johnson will be in the Principality on November 23rd, invited by the Mission for the Energy Transition.
This Frenchwoman, who has lived in the United States since 1992, converted her life and family to a more minimalist lifestyle and near-zero waste consumption in 2008.
It is her experience that she will share on November 23rd, from 6pm to 8pm, at the Princess Grace Theatre.
To participate, you must reserve your place at the following web address: www.weezevent.com/conference-table-ronde-bea-johnson.