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Toothbrushes made of bamboo and dining on left-overs

The Leiden University Green Office (LUGO) organised a symposium about sustainable consumption on 2 May. Various speakers told a packed room about sustainable alternatives for consumer products. View the photos.

The symposium took place in the Nieuwe Energie building, a former Leiden textile factory. LUGO manager Lieske Zonderland kicked off the meeting.
Roger Nefkens, founder of The Bamboo Brush Society, talked about the company's mission: to market toothbrushes made of bamboo as a means of reducing plastic waste.
Restaurant chain Instock combats food waste by transforming surplus food from such suppliers as Albert Heijn into delicious meals. Erik Hoogeboom from Instock explained just how they do that.
Sustainability analyst Sjirk Prins from ASN Bank talked about the bank's policy on sustainable investments. According to Prins, many banks say what they do invest in, but ASN also talks about what they don't invest in.
After the meeting, all the visitors were given a Bamboo Brush by Roger Nefkens.

The Leiden University Green Office (LUGO) is located at  Reuvensplaats 2 in Leiden and can be contacted via: 071-5273161 and info@leidenuniversitygreenoffice.nl. Information about their activities can be found on Facebook, and they also have their own website.

Photos: Marc de Haan

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