Gardening without waste, all our tips!
Spring is here! It's time to green up your balcony, terrace or garden.
One mission: zero waste gardening!
First of all, choose your gardening equipment carefully.
No more plastic equipment that cannot withstand gardening work. We opt for solid tools that last over time! Are you thinking that quality tools are expensive, especially if you rarely use them?
Global Recycling Day
️Recycling Day has existed since 1994 and aims to promote the use of recycled materials. Since 2018, it has gone global and takes place every March 18. If it is important today to focus on recycling, it is because it allows us to reduce our carbon footprint as well as to control our dependence on natural resources, which are not unlimited.
Use of Single-Use Plastic Products is Over
Belgium took another step towards zero waste on 24 January 2022. Indeed, the sale of certain "single-use" plastic products has been prohibited across the country ever since.
What are single-use plastics actually? The FPS Health Food Chain Safety and Environment explains that these include cutlery, plates, containers, and cups for EPS drinks, straws, and cotton buds.
World Compost Day 2022
The Brussels Compost Discovery Day
When? On Sunday 20 March 2022
Where? All over Brussels
For more information, visit the website wwww.compostday.brussels
Why compost? What to compost? How to compost?
Want to recycle your organic waste but don't know how?
A new year is setting in, and with it the opportunity to go zero waste. This is the perfect time to implement good zero waste resolutions in your daily life. Here are some key resolutions:
1. Limit your waste production: this year (and all those to come), avoid over-packaged products, give or lend what you no longer want, but which can still be used by others.
The City of Brussels' “Prêterie Project” makes renting various objects at a low cost possible for its inhabitants. Thanks to this service, the purchase of an object used only once or twice a year can be avoided. These objects often become waste in the long term, and are also a waste of resources and money.
The EWWR is fast approaching! The what? The EWWR, the European Week for Waste Reduction. And it’s already the 13th edition in 2021. This important week for the Zero Waste movement will take place in Belgium and Europe from the 20th to 28th of November. This week is the perfect opportunity to take part in a series of events and animations focused on Zero Waste. For more information, please visit the EWWR European website: https://ewwr.eu/
Washable diapers bonus
The City of Brussels gives a bonus for the purchase or rental (collection and cleaning included) of washable nappies (diapers).
Only diapers (washable diapers, coveralls or protective pants and textile inserts) are eligible for the premium, accessories are not included.
You can find the application form on the website of the City: https://www.brussels.be/washable-diapers-bonus
World Cleanup Day
September 18th is World Cleanup Day. Alone, in a group or with the sweeper, clean the streets of Brussels in a good mood!
For this day, the City of Brussels honors those who clean the city each day, by organizing an open day of several depots of the Cleaning Service. From 10 am, come meet your neighborhood sweepers and accompany them in their cleaning tour from 11 am to 2 pm.
More information: www.bruxelles.be/world-cleanup-day-2021