About twenty people participated on Saturday in the green day organized by the municipality of Sarreinsming. Despite the snowfall that had fallen the night before, brave people, including many children, still came to lend a hand to the municipality to collect waste from around the leisure and school areas.
zero waste conference
At the end of the collection and search for terminals, a conference-debate was held in the municipal workshop on the subject of zero waste. Organized by Agnès and Eric Gilbert, this conference aimed to show how a Schmittviller family lives who has adopted a zero-waste lifestyle for seven years. It was in the wake of Béa Johnson’s conference on zero waste in Sarreguemines in 2015 that the Gilbert family decided to adopt this way of life. The concept is very simple: it is about rejecting useless packaging, reducing consumption, reusing packaging for something else, recycling products or composting for nature.
Divide the amount of waste
“Often the first thing we can do to reduce waste is to stop advertising at home by sticking a label on the mailbox,” says Eric Gilbert. Also at the bakery, you can refuse paper packaging and go with your own reusable cloth bag! »
In addition to using jars, jars or glass baskets to do the shopping, this family of three children cultivates their own vegetable garden and has installed their composter there. “Making your own snacks is also a way to consume less processed products,” says Agnès Gilbert. Therefore, the objective is to question the need and the real need for a product before buying it. This family has already divided their amount of waste by four.