Did You Know:
- Last year the average Irish person produced enough waste for the size of two cars.
- Zero Waste is about:
- Refusing what we don’t need.
- Reusing what we have.
- Repairing what we have.
- Recycling what we can.
- Zero waste is about circularity.
- Most of plastic packaging can’t be recycled.
- Even if it is in put in a recycling bin, it ends up incinerated.
- What Cork Zero Waste do:
- They do workshops, plant swap events, urban foraging events, repair cafes, recipes, food waste tips.
- It’s about cooperating with other groups, like community gardens to do workshops on food waste, recipes etc.
- Tips for people:
- Composting, how it’s good for soil, and having a bin.
- Make recipes around food scraps, by making vegetable stock.
- Pickling vegetables, foraging also works well, making chutney, preserves for the winter.
- Reconnecting to older ways of doing things, like generations before.
- Clothes swaps are also powerful, getting good clothing, and good quality.
- Buying better quality is better than quantity. Better quality lasts longer and incentivises repairing clothes.
What You Can Do:
- Avoid food waste, make recipes with the food you have, ferment, pickle or preserve food and be mindful with food scraps.
- Buy second hand, vintage clothing. Avoid fast fashion and repair whatever clothes you do have before getting rid of it.
- Buy better quality clothing so it lasts longer.
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