John­son ad­vis­ing on ‘zero waste’

Irish Examiner - County - - News - Sean O’Rior­dan

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.

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