The European Waste Reduction Week (SERD) will take place from 20 to 28 November 2021, around the theme of “Sustainable Communities”.

The Oceanographic Museum will offer three highlights around the “3Rs”: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Since 2019, SERD has brought together many actors in the Principality wishing to take action for a more sustainable future: institutions, schools, companies, associations, individuals.

This year again, the Oceanographic Museum is committed to this week of action and awareness. The theme of “Circular communities” refers to the importance of collaboration and solidarity to fight against the growing production of waste, a necessity to imagine and implement the “world after Covid.”

[REDUCE] One day, One chef, One “anti-waste” recipe From Monday 22 to Friday 26 November. Five renowned chefs will follow one another from November 22 to 26, between 11:00 and 13:30, to offer visitors an eco-responsible coffee break around “zero waste” recipes, to be enjoyed with the help of edible cutlery. On the menu:

Monday, November 22: Chef Patrick Mesiano (Pastry Chef at the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo) Brioche perdue from the orchard.

Tuesday November 23: Chef Marcel Ravin (Executive Chef of the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort) Citrus fruit and the next day’s bread.

Wednesday November 24: Chef Jean Laurent Basile (Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo) Tangy pumpkin tart, roasted seeds.

Thursday November 25: Chef Sylvain Etiévant (Riviera Marriott Hotel La Porte de Monaco, Cap d’Ail) The Barba of the Left Behind

Friday November 26: Chef Julien Baldacchino (Monaco City Hall) Fine stuffing tartlet with sardine flesh and clementine marmalade.

Hot drinks will be offered in edible cups, and mineral water will be packaged in five-litre bag in boxes to reduce packaging.

Sugar and condiments will be available in bulk, and cellulose napkins, made from recycled food cartons. This free event is included in the price of an entrance ticket and is made possible thanks to the support of partner establishments as well as volunteers from CFM Indosuez Wealth Management and the Association of Friends of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

[REUSE] “Sowers of Hope” collection From Monday 22 to Friday 28 November For the second time, the Oceanographic Museum is organising a collection of clothes and toys from its employees, those of Monaco Explorations and CFM Indosuez Wealth Management, for the benefit of the Monegasque association “Les Semeurs d’Espoir”.

The clothes collected will be distributed between Nice and Menton.

[RECYCLE] “Super sorter” challenge Wednesday November 24 and Saturday November 27 Young people aged six to 14 are invited to take up the “Super sorter” challenge. At the entrance to the Oceanographic Museum, several types of waste and different receptacles will be offered to young visitors to practice sorting and learn good practices. Each “Super Sorter” will be awarded a diploma and free entry.

FILE PHOTO: Ian Brodie