Breaking it down: plastic packaging

Flexible packaging? Rigid packaging? Transportation packaging? Food-contact related packaging? - It is not easy to bring this topic under one term, even though we call all it “packaging.” On February 26th, Circular Berlin together with RawParadise and Project Together hosted our first event in 2020, where we shared our knowledge...

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Education in a Circular Economy

Transitioning to a circular economy requires a lot: business innovation, consumer behavior change, new policy frameworks, community engagement. But one thing has to happen before any of those changes can take place: people need to learn what the circular economy is, and how to make it happen. Behind every business...

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Berlin’s path to a circular city – time to start

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Cities are major centres of the human population, economic capital, natural resource use, and waste generation. In Circular Berlin we strongly believe that the Circular City is the future approach to address the pressing topic of resources. Here is how we define it for our work:   Resources are sourced locally, if possible, used only if truly needed, and their value is maintained as part of a continuous...

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Circular cities of the 21st century, how are they defined and where is best practice?

Contributor author to Circular Berlin: Piyush Dhawan , German Chancellor Fellow 2017-18 working on the topic of Circular Economy and Circular Cities. Parag Khanna, in his book Connectography has beautifully written that “cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have...

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