Are you looking for a zero-waste workshop, inspiration session or information session for your team or yourself in Antwerp? Then this is the place to be. We have listed 11 different ones that will definitely inspire you and make you want to get started. We also made a list of zero-waste workshops in Ghent and Brussels.
1) How to start zero-waste at home or in the office? by Mixua
You’d like to reduce your ecological footprint, but you don’t know how to start or you need some fresh inspiration? During this inspiration session, you will receive all sorts of handy and fun tips & tricks that will make you want to get started. Available for groups (e.g. teambuilding). More info.
How to make your wardrobe more zero-waste? Facts and anecdotes about how to make your clothes more sustainable. Find out more.
How to make your bathroom more zero-waste? Facts and anecdotes about how to make your bathroom more sustainable. Find out more.
2) Discover the latest 'easy swaps' or ecological alternatives by Mixua
In recent years, many sustainable products have become more accessible, helping us to live in a more ecological way. Examples are the bokashi, shampoo bars, loofahs or cleaning products in pods. We are happy to explain all about it. Be surprised and seduced! This inspiration session is available for groups (e.g. teambuilding). More info.
3) How to shop zero-waste in a regular supermarket? by Mixua
Packaging-free shops are hip and trendy, but often far away if you don’t live in a city. Luckily, you can also buy zero-waste or low-waste in a regular supermarket. How? Mixua will be happy to explain this using tips and tricks and examples. This information session is available for groups (e.g. teambuilding). More info.
4) What is the Bokashi and how do you use it? by Mixua
30% of our residual waste is organic waste that can be composted, but this is often not easy if you don’t have a garden. Fortunately, Bokashi offers a solution. With this method, you can give your residual waste a second life without unpleasant odours or trouble from flies, in a small space. Moreover, you can compost many more types of food than is possible with a worm bin or garden compost. Mixua will gladly explain what it is and how it exactly works. Afterwards, you can get to work right away. This information session is available for groups (e.g. teambuilding). More info.
5) Make your own natural household products by De Groene Stadshut
During this workshop, you learn to make your own cleaning products with natural products that are better for your health and for the environment. Moreover, they are much cheaper than what you usually find in the supermarket.
You learn to make your own detergent, all-purpose cleaner and dishwasher powder. Don't have a dishwasher at home? Then perhaps homemade dishwasher powder is the ideal solution. You will also learn all sorts of other simple tips and recipes for natural cleaning. At home, you can already start looking for jars and bottles to store your cleaning products. At the end of the workshop, you will receive a summary of the recipes. More info.
6) Fermentation for beginners by De Groene Stadshut
Fermentation is one of the oldest ways to preserve food. Fermented vegetables contain many good bacteria that stimulate our intestinal flora. Moreover, they are more nutritious than the original product because the nutrients can be better absorbed by our body. During this workshop, you will discover for example how to ferment carrots or how to make sauerkraut. More info.
7) Weaving baskets with bicycle tyres by De Groene Stadshut
Get creative during this workshop where you give a second life to broken bicycle tyres. Through an easy braiding technique, you create original baskets, which are fun as interior decoration or as a gift. Ideal for people who like to fiddle with their hands. All you need are a pair of scissors and a bicycle tyre. More info.
8) Making wooden birdhouses / meditation benches by Hou’t Hart
Nailing, tapping, gluing... make your own birdhouse that can also be used as a meditation bench afterwards. During this workshop participants are introduced to circular thinking and sustainable working. Hou't Hart only works locally and with recycled wood. The group is challenged to consider their ecological footprint. If possible the participants gather the necessary construction materials themselves. Hou't Hart provides the necessary machines and hand tools. Besides, Hou't Hart can make whatever the customer wants. From birdhouse to 'tiny house' and everything in between. More info.
9) Scrapbooks voor paperlovers by De Groene Stadshut
Make your own 'art journal'. What is this? Well, it's a combination of bookbinding (in a basic way) and collage. Collect old comics, magazines, cards or fun paper and recycle it into a collage art book. Ideal for creative people and kids. More info about this workshop.
10) Cutting wooden spoons by Hausgemacht
Hausgemacht takes you into the world of woodcarving. You will learn about different types of wood, how to use the two basic wood carving knives and the corresponding carving techniques and how to finish your carving beautifully. More info about this workshop.
11) Arrange your own dry bouquet workshop by Atelier Olala
Do you love flowers but do you hate to throw your bouquet in the dustbin after two weeks? Join this workshop and enjoy endlessly. Durable and beautiful. Atelier Olala will provide a vase, dried flowers, snacks and drinks. Enjoy a moment for yourself and go home with a showpiece. More info. (Mechelen, Bonheiden)
Would you like your zero-waste workshop to be included in this list? Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with info about your workshop.
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