The six-day event is based around zero waste philosophy — namely, the tenets that we should reduce the use consumption of single-use products, opting for products that will not end up in a landfill, incinerator, or part of the natural environment, like the ocean, and at the same time find creative ways to refurbish and reuse old or damaged products. Doing all of this may seem difficult; but the Feria Zero Waste (FZW) takes attendees through an immersive experience to illuminate how easy it can really be.
Occurring at a stunning location on the outskirts of the city of Campeche, the festival not only allows visitors to source zero waste tools, but also participate in “make-and-take” workshops where you can learn how to make your own deodorant and toothpaste, a sustainable repair cafe where old or damaged clothing can be upscaled, and tours of a zero waste garden and “showhome”. Additionally, those who schedule reservations ahead of time can attend a zero waste fashion show as part of the opening event, where an Argentine designer who heads up the House of Aguiar will showcase his implementation of zero waste principles in fashion, as well as a farm-to-table dinner hosted by Enrique Ortiz — head chef of one of Campeche’s only Green Business (Empresa Verde) zero waste restaurants, La Maria Cocina Peninsular — during which he will cook high-end cuisine using only ingredients from the gardens of the FZW’s ecological refuge venue.
Add to this talks by Plastic Oceans Mexico, events for children, premieres of film screenings, round-tables by local activists on sustainable menstruation, and the official launch of turtle conservation season in Campeche, this feria will be a celebration of groundbreaking solutions — solutions that festival curator Amy Sales hopes will change the way we view our lifestyles.
“People get discouraged because they look at all the plastic around them and think that living zero-waste would be impossible,” says Sales. “The point of the FZW is to expose people to the amazing possibilities inherent within the natural environment around us, so that people can live free of plastic, toxic synthetic chemicals, and waste in general. Take our citrus-based cleaning product, for example. If people just knew they could make a cleaning product from something they’re using anyway, surely that helps everyone out. Because when you’re helping the planet, you’re benefiting everyone’s health, including your own.”
Given the ubiquity of plastic, Sales acknowledges that the prospect of living zero waste can seem daunting. But she echoes the sentiment behind renowned zero waste chef Anne-Marie Bonneua’s viral tweet: “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”
So if you’re nearby — or even if you’re not — give the event a look. Because every journey — as the saying goes — is all about that first step.
Casa Balché. Calle 57 esquina con Parque Principal, Campeche, Campeche.
El Refugio Xaman Ek. Calle 13, entre Calle 10 (Imí II) y Calle 12 (Imí III), Campeche, Campeche.
Feria Zero Waste Facebook:
Feria Zero Waste Instagram:
more recommended stories
Yucatan begins its participation in Fitur 2022 with the right foot
The Madrid Tourism Fair (FITUR), is.
Two cold fronts are expected for the following days in the Yucatan
The cold fronts will bring temperatures.
Private Universities of Yucatan denounce sexual trafficking network among students
The Marista University, Anáhuac Mayab and.
Mexico threatens soccer fans with 5-year bans for homophobic chant
The Mexican Football Federation says any.
First Gastronomic Interpretation Contest at the Mérida Fest 2022
Flavor and innovation stand out in.
Fierce fire consumes a bicycle factory in the Azcapotzalco district of Mexico City (Watch Video)
A strong fire was reported inside.
In three years, 81 police officers have been murdered in the state of Puebla
Since the year 2018, when AMLO.
Authorities secure trailer with 334 migrants in Veracruz, Mexico
Veracruz authorities managed to rescue 334.
Texas gay couple tortured, shot dead, and dismembered in northern Mexico
The bodies of two women from.
Once again the Maya Train changes its route and will no longer pass through the center of Playa del Carmen
In the next few days, the.