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Get involved in waste reduction week

Get involved in waste reduction week

By Cassandra Tanti - November 5, 2019

Ever wondered how you can join a growing global movement and produce zero waste in your home? Well, head to Stars n’ Bars in November as the planet-conscious restaurant hosts an action-packed day of information and activities as part of European Waste Reduction Week.

This will be the first time that Monaco is participating in European Waste Reduction Week, which kicks off on 16th November. Always keen to educate the community on sustainable practices, Stars n’ Bars will be spearheading the initiative by hosting an information day on 17th November featuring zero-waste workshops, stands and games as well as fashion and art projects.

In a major show of support for Monaco’s commitment to saving the planet, an unrelenting passion of HSH Prince Albert II, an incredible number of local businesses, individuals and associations will be taking part, determined to demonstrate that the best waste is the one that is not produced.

Throughout the day, visitors will have several opportunities to participate in various waste pickups. Philippe Marengo, CEO of Suncy Concept, and Sebastien Uscher, founder of Stand up for the Planet, will be on board a 100% electric and solar powered boat to raise awareness on the impact of marine debris on the ocean and wildlife. Equipped with dip nets, they will pick up litter and explain that we all have the power to save our sea.

The company MonecoBike will organise a waste collection contest on electric bikes, highlighting how clean and practical those means of transports are.

Visitors will be able to discover everything from how to enjoy a waste-free Christmas to DIY workshops on how to make your own hygiene and cleaning products; from how to give a second life to your clothes to garbage truck tours.

Even the animals will have their green moment with the Hepburn Bio Care mascots Monty and Panda presenting their range of 100% organic dog shampoo.

The Mission for the Energy Transition will be on hand to help visitors sign up to the National Pact for Energy Transition, a voluntary commitment program allowing any resident, worker, company, association or institution of Monaco to contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions. In signing the pact, each individual chooses concrete actions to implement, to reduce waste, save energy and use ecological means of transports.

The week will be punctuated by a multitude of events in the Principality as well internal actions and public events in order to achieve the goal: to cut the Principality’s overall carbon footprint by 50% by 2030, and to be carbon neutral by 2050.

The event at Stars n’ Bars will be held on 17th November from 1pm to 6pm on Quai Antoine 1er. Admission is free and open to all ages.

 

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