• The “Carouge Zero Waste” operation has a misleading title.
  • Its objective is ambitious but not full-scale: to reduce incinerated waste by 30 percent in three years.
  • The city of Carouge, next to Geneva, hopes to become the first zero waste city in Switzerland.
  • The families received a discovery kit with a jar of baking soda and a bottle of vinegar for cleaning, to be stored separately because, what we are looking for is the foam effect that only appears when they are mixed together.”
  • Families also received a vegetable sponge for dishwashing, lemon-scented cleaning soap, and another soap for hands, made with oat milk from the Geneva soap factory Kaolin.
  • It was up to each family to make the most of these.