Our Initiatives

Billie Cup Project

Billie Cup Project

The coffee cup revolution!
The No Bins Project

The No Bins Project

Protecting high mountain areas
Consumer Challenge!

Consumer Challenge!

Zéroctobre – can you reduce your waste?
Education

Education

Zero waste feminine hygiene products
Share your composter!

Share your composter!

J’💚 le COMPOST

Consumer challenge – Zéroctobre

We challenged you to make a change for October: STOP and think about what you buy!

 

We shared a bunch of ideas from small changes to avoiding all plastic – because everything you do to reduce waste helps!

 

During the month we met with shoppers to talk about reducing packaging and we handed out re-usable veggie bags.

 

Thank you to everyone who took part!

#stoppackaging Campaign

This campaign promotes a series of easy swaps, changes you can make when you’re shopping to reduce packaging with minimum effort.

 

The campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of the many opportunities to do away with packaging when you’re shopping for food.

 

While some packaging can be recycled, avoiding it all together is still the best option. Taking your own containers and making better choices go a long way to reducing the amount of household waste you produce.

Zero Waste Feminine Hygiene Products

We talk about zero waste period products with Dr Elsa Marin who is based at the Hôpitaux du Pays du Mont-Blanc.

 

The video is designed to give a complete overview of the choice of reusable period products now on the market and how to use them. Designed to enable you to make informed decisions, the video provides information on the chemicals and trace elements which can be found in disposable products and delivers practical advice about how to use everything from menstrual cups to period pants.

Zero Waste Week 19-26 September 2020

Our first public campaign. It was designed to capture people’s imaginations and make them think about just how much waste they were sending to the incinerator every week.

 

Simply put, weigh a week’s worth of black bag rubbish and then try and reduce it the following week. Changes we recommended included better recycling, adopting composting, reducing food waste by shopping more frequently and so on. Participants reported that composting alone reduced their average bin bag weight by more than 50%.

 

We were also delighted to receive huge support from SITOM to run three workshops during the course of the week.

J’💚 LE COMPOST

J’💚 LE COMPOST is a campaign to buddy residents up with a neighbour who is willing to share their composter with someone who doesn’t have a garden.
 
Composting is a fantastic way to reduce your domestic waste. According to SITOM, 30% of the contents of domestic bin bags is compostable food waste.

Our Survey

Our first step was to create and launch a survey in French and English to ask both individuals and businesses for their views on waste reduction. Simply put, what was working for and areas where additional support would be welcomed.

 

The results were informative. All respondents agreed that waste reduction was something they considered with 49% scoring it a 10 in terms of importance. 45% and 42% said that they were recycling and composting well – outcomes which offer room for lots of further improvement.

Add your voice to the survey.

The ZDMB survey is anonymous and remains open and anyone who lives in the Mont Blanc area is welcome to complete it at any time. We are particular keen to hear from businesses too.

Our latest results (to end September 2020) are published here (EN and FR).

We will update the results from time to time and share them through the website, our newsletters and through our Facebook Group