Are you looking for a zero-waste workshop, inspiration session or information session for your team or yourself in Ghent? Then you’ve come to the right place. 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 Antwerp 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. Think about 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 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 works exactly. Afterwards, you can get to work right away. This information session is available for groups (e.g. teambuilding). More info.
5) Zero-waste cooking workshops by Eva vzw
In this workshops you do not only cook with local vegetables but you also use as much vegetable ‘waste’ as possible that normally ends up in the rubbish bin. Zero-waste cooking is easy, but it can also be refined and decadent. Ideal to blow your quests away at your next party! More info about this workshop.
6) Workshop Recycled art: creative with waste by Muzische Workshops vzw
Get creative with waste! Work with all kinds of materials that are thrown in the rubbish bin every day. Plastic in all its forms, cardboard, tins, paper, packaging material, caps, discarded household appliances, broken bicycle tyres, etc.
Under the guidance of an art teacher, we give these materials a new life. This process has many names: upcycling, trash design, recycled art, eco-art and junk art. Look at 'worthless' things from a different perspective and revalue them into socially relevant works of art. More info.
7) Workshop design a tote bag by Muzische Workshops vzw
During this workshop, you will design your own reusable bag. The participants get all the freedom to experiment with colour and shape! Each tote bag is unique, as each participant is unique. This workshop is also ideal to make a gift for someone else. For example around Christmas, Mother's Day or just a gift for your BFF.
The tote bags are fair trade bags made of sustainable eco-cotton and GOTS certified. GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard and is also called eco cotton or organic cotton. Fairtrade bags of organic cotton are from A to Z sustainable, green and fair! More info.
8) Make a beeswax cloth: alternative for cling film and silver paper by Fleur & Fly
A beeswax cloth is the perfect environmentally friendly and reusable alternative for cling film and silver paper. They are beautiful, they are colourful and you can make them yourself! Use your beeswax cloths to carry sandwiches, cake or some fruit. They also fit perfectly over a bowl to keep leftovers. You can keep cheese in it or a piece of cake and you can easily clean the cloth again with a lukewarm dishcloth. You learn more about the importance of taking good care of our bees and you reduce your use of plastic. Double profit! More info about this workshop.
9) Make your own natural care and/or make-up by Marion Maakt
Did you know that a lot of what we put on our skin ends up in our body? And that many (expensive) care products contain substances that are harmful, to us and to nature? Fortunately, things can be different!
In this DIY natural care workshop you will learn how to care for your skin and body in a responsible, sustainable way, without spending a fortune. You will use 100% natural and high quality ingredients. Respect for skin and environment guaranteed! You will go home with several products in reusable packaging.
In the DIY natural make-up workshop you learn to make mineral make-up in a responsible, sustainable way, without spending a fortune. Vegan is possible. More info about this workshop.
10) Make your own natural household products by Greenie Glow
Natural products are often safer, especially for families with children and pets. Many people don't know that you can easily make your own natural cleaning products with things you already have at home! During the workshop, you will make different cleaning products, such as an all-purpose cleaner, window cleaner, floor cleaner, descaler, etc. More info about this workshop.
11) Fermentation for beginners by Greenie Glow
During this workshop, you will learn the basics of how to ferment vegetables. It used to be very common to ferment food, but over the years we have forgotten how it works. Fermentation is basically letting your food transform in a way that makes it tastier and healthier. Moreover, it keeps longer, which also prevents food waste. More info.
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