Athens Zero Waste Festival

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Athens Zero Waste Festival
The Athens Zero Waste Festival organized by Plastikourgeio Shop & Lab and Impact Hub Athens will run this year during two-days at the Kypseli Municipal Market.

Inspired and influenced by the zero waste philosophy proffered by Bea Johnson and the experience achieved by Plastikourgeio Shop & Lab, Athens Zero Waste Festival invites the general public to discover that the zero waste movement can be a moral, economic, effective and visionary goal. It guides us to change our way of life and everyday habits to imitate viable natural circles where all rejected materials are recovered to become resources for others.

The event aims at sensitizing participants on the importance of reducing waste at the source, promoting the exchange of ideas, the emergence of new opportunities and encouraging the transition to a more sustainable lifestyle.

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT MAINLY REPLY TO THE NEEDS OF OUR CITY ENVIRONMENT

• The reduction at source of raw materials and / or recyclables.
• The attainment of zero-waste.
• The reduction of food waste.
• Repair, repackaging or reusing used products.
• Improving behaviors (citizens, businesses, institutions, etc.)

The festival will feature product stalls, info stands and organizations that will inform visitors about their actions, workshops for adults and children, talks/debates and documentaries/videos.

We want to offer a holistic approach to the issue and show that zero waste is a movement and a way of life that concerns all of us. Adopting Refuse, Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle and Rot, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in creative workshops, buy zero waste products, listen to speeches and get to know important actions in our city and country that are actively engaged in: waste disposal, material repurposing, reuse, local decentralized waste management, water pollution (8/6 is International Ocean Day), fast fashion, recycling or repairing appliances, permaculture, but also disposal and handling such as energy, water and food.

In the context of Zero Waste Production, please bring with you: reusable items such as glass / bottle, container.

XpatAthens is proud to be a Media Sponsor Of The Athens Zero Waste Festival

EVENT INFO

  • When: 08 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
  • Time: 11:00 - 19:00
  • Where: Kypseli Municipal Market
  • Title: Athens Zero Waste Festival