The Marie of Monaco has renewed its participation in the annual European Waste Reduction Week, which will take place in the Principality from Tuesday, November 21 to Sunday, November 26.

The theme this year is ‘packaging’, a topical theme that falls well in line with the Princely Government’s policy of “zero single-use plastic waste by 2023.”

Multiple Monegasque entities including the Marie and the Environmental Department met on Friday, November 17 for a round table discussion regarding the upcoming week full of events focusing on the ‘three rs’; reduce, reuse and recycle.

Monaco’s Espace Lamartine will run a ‘Café EcoArt’ project from November 21 to 23, the objective of which is to create a work with 100% recovered, recycled or modified materials, related to coffee and its packaging. An exhibition of the creations will then be held in the Espace Lamartine on November 24 before moving to the gallery of the Fontvieille shopping centre on November 25 and 26.

Also beginning on November 21 is the collection of books “in very good condition,” which will take place in the Condamine Market in preparation for the new shared libraries, which will be inaugurated on November 24. A new shared library will take its place in the Parc Princesse Antoinette and at the Condamine Market.

A major treasure hunt will be held in the Principality on November 22, which will perhaps be slightly more entertaining for the younger generations.

Finally, the ‘Mùnegu Repair Café’ will return to the Condamine Market from 15:30 until 18:00 on November 25, a free workshop for repairing any portable object as well as a collection of computers and mobile phones in aid of the Monegasque ‘Semeurs d’Espoir’ association.

Featured image courtesy of Stéphane Danna / Direction de la Communication: round table discussion regarding European Waste Reduction Week