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The Bulletin on Bruzz: 26 January

20:00 26/01/2020
Listen back to the reports and interviews from The Bulletin's Sunday lunchtime show on 98.8FM in Brussels

The Sonian Wood Coop

The Sonian Forest is a big producer of timber - 20,000 cubic metres per year. To appreciate how much wood that is, it takes three full size lorries to transport just 100 cubic metres. Since about 10 years ago, 75% of this wood is exported to China where it is made into objects that may very well come back to Europe at great environmental cost. A collective named the Sonian Wood Coop has been formed with the objective of keeping the wood here and transforming it here in a way that makes economic sense. Stephan Kampelman, a member of the collective and an economist on the faculty of architecture of the ULB, tells us how they plan to do that.

We Love Brussels photo exhibition

We Love Brussels has spent two months searching for the best amateur photos of street life in the city. The photos will be on display at Where Nowhere art gallery in Ganshoren from Saturday 1 February and the audience will select the winner. To tell us more about this event we spoke to photographer and blogger Aleksandra Rowicka.

Written by Richard Harris, Paul McNally