Johnson advising on ‘zero waste’
The ‘princess of zero waste’, Bea Johnson, is to give a presentation at Rochestown Hotel on September 27, as part of a ten-country speaking tour.
Cork Harbour For A Safe Environment (CHASE), and Cobh Zero Waste are hosting the event, and any profits from ticket sales will go to CHASE to defray the legal costs of its long-running battle against Indaver’s plans to build an incinerator in Ringaskiddy.
Cobh Zero Waste is also organising a zero-waste pop-up market, open to non-ticket holders.
The pop-up market will operate before the talk. It will provide attendees with an opportunity to purchase home and food items free of packaging.
The demand for packagefree shopping is on the increase, due to pay-by-weight bin charges and an increased awareness of the environmental issues associated with plastic and other excess packaging.
Items on sale in the ‘home care’ section will feature: Toilet cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, wash-up liquid, laundry liquid, and fabric conditioner dispensed by volume direct to customers’ own refill bottle.
‘Personal care’ items will include unpackaged soap and liquid shampoo and conditioner.
The ‘food section’, which will feature a range of beans, pulses and rice, will be on sale loose, by weight.
The pop-up market will operate from 6pm to 7.30pm and no ticket is required.
Bea Johnson’s talk will begin at 8pm, with tickets at €15.
The French-Californian and her family-of-four have overhauled their consumption and shopping, and now produce almost no waste.