Sneek was the first city in Friesland to host a Zero Waste Walking Tour on Saturday, October 29. The Friesch Dagblad reports that during this free walk led by a local guide, participants visited local businesses where they could shop without packaging.
The walks are an initiative of Zero Waste Friesland, aimed at raising awareness of waste and what people can do to reduce it. It is a follow-up of the Skjin Wetter campaign, which involved cleaning up the Frisian waters for two weeks.
According to Lemke Statema, project leader of Skjin Wetter, many people want to do something about waste, but they don’t know where to start. “I was very surprised when I found out which personal care products contain hidden micro-plastics,” she said.
The Zero Waste Walking Tours are a great way to learn about the zero waste movement and find sustainable shopping options in your community. The tours are free and open to everyone.
Here is a schedule of the remaining Zero Waste Walking Tours in Friesland:
- Harlingen: Wednesday, November 1 at 10:00 AM
- Leeuwarden: Friday, November 3 at 10:00 AM
- Dokkum: Saturday, November 4 at 10:00 AM
What is Zero Waste?
Zero waste is a philosophy that aims to eliminate waste by reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting. The goal is to divert as much waste as possible from landfills and incinerators.
There are many benefits to zero waste living, including:
- Reducing your environmental impact
- Saving money
- Living a healthier lifestyle
- How to Get Started with Zero Waste Living
If you’re interested in getting started with zero waste living, here are a few tips:
- Start by reducing your consumption. Ask yourself before you buy something, do I really need this?
- When you do need to buy something, choose products that are packaged in reusable or recyclable materials.
- Bring your own bags and containers when you go shopping.
- Repair and reuse items instead of throwing them away.
- Compost food scraps and yard waste.
Zero waste living can be a challenge, but it’s also a rewarding experience. By making small changes to your lifestyle, you can make a big difference for the environment.