In connection with the Day of Sustainable Development at the Faculty of Chemistry UG, a fashion show 'Zero Waste' will be held. Dr Joanna Dołżonek and dr hab. inż. Anna Białk-Bielińska, prof. UG from the Laboratory of Chemical Hazards of the Environment encourage you to be creative and take an active part in the event.

The event is an initiative of the Faculty of Chemistry staff: dr Joanna Dołżonek and dr hab. Anna Białk-Bielińska.

'We expect to have fun with a tongue in cheek, but with an important message about the need to reduce and reuse clothes,' - said dr Joanna Dołżonek.

Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically eliminate harmful waste and materials and reduce their volume, recycle and recover all resources, do not burn or bury them (more information on the Zero Waste International Alliance website)

This can be achieved through the implementation of the 5Rs principle, which stands for the application of 5 basic actions in everyday life such as Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot, directed towards minimising the generation of waste in everyday life by:

  1. REFUSING to generate additional waste in everyday life (e.g. refusing to pack your groceries in a plastic bag)
  2. LIMITING shopping in the age of consumerism to the really important things
  3. RE-USE by finding creative solutions to repurpose an object
  4. SEGREGATING rubbish properly so that it can be recycled and reused
  5. COMPOSTING green waste where possible 

This is particularly important in the context of the textile industry, where we have a certain ease in reusing a product. - 'The textile industry generates an enormous burden on the environment. Statistics report that in Europe, one person buys on average 26 kg of clothes per year, where nearly half of this value becomes waste in the same year. This is undoubtedly driven by the fashion world, which currently sets new trends even 52 times a year during the so-called fashion micro-seasons!' - said dr Joanna Dołżonek.

The most interesting and creative creations will be awarded interesting and valuable prizes.

Registration lasts until 22.05.2022 at the following e-mail address: The number of places is limited.

We invite you to the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Gdańsk on June 3 from 10.30 - 11.30 am. The show is planned on the ground floor in C hall (next to the porter's lodge and the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Chemistry).

Alan Stocki/Press Office UG
Elwira Romaniuk / Press Office UG