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All we want for Christmas is zero waste

09/12/2023 from 12:00until 17/12/2023 - 17:00
9 Dec
House of European History
Rue Belliard 135
1000  Brussels

Christmas is fast approaching, and so is the end of our temporary exhibition ’Throwaway - the history of a modern crisis’.

With the hustle and bustle of seasonal preparations underway, many people are beginning to imagine hosting a magical Christmas without all the unnecessary waste and spending.

This year don’t miss the special activities taking place with Zero Waste Belgium at the House of European History - this December “All we want for Christmas is zero waste”.

With pop up stands and helpful tips and tricks, come and find some creative and funny solutions to “Refuse, Repair, Reuse, Recycle and Reduce” your way through the holiday season!

  • Discover delicious recipes to avoid and reduce food waste with Zero waste tips
  • Create your own beautiful reusable wrapping for special gifts using the traditional Furoshiki technique
  • Practice designing your own window decorations - don’t forget to bring a glass jar to test it out
  • Learn how to make unique garlands and baubles for your home from recycled materials
  • Make tasks like washing the dishes a colourful shared family task with Tawashi reusable sponges
  • Create your own special home-made gifts with thoughtful cookie jars and bath bombs

Visitors are welcome to take home their gifts from the activities (limited stock available).

Saturday December 9 - 12:00 -17:00

Sunday December 10 - 12:00 -17:00

Saturday December 16 - 12:00 -17:00

Sunday December 17 - 12:00 -17:00

All the activities will be in FR/NL and/or EN. Registration not required, this is a drop in activity taking place throughout the day.

“All we want for Christmas is zero waste” has been organised as part of the public programming for our temporary exhibition ‘Throwaway - the history of a modern crisis’ running until January 14.

Drop in to visit the exhibition before or after you take part in the ‘All we want for Christmas is zero waste’ to learn more about the history of Europe’s waste and what it means for our future.