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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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Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg goes Zero Waste

  Circular Berlin, together with BUND Berlin and GRÜNE LIGA Landesverband Berlin, has developed a zero waste concept for public spaces and events in the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. The four month project collaboration was successfully completed in December 2019, with a final press conference in early January. By commissioning the...

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Circular Berlin’s 2019 in a nutshell

Much has changed since the beginning of 2019 - from incorporating our organization and growing our team, to getting engaged in industry and municipal projects. Grab a cup of coffee and dive into the little insights of our activities this year! Developing Circular Berlin into a true entity We have...

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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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Project “Kreislaufschule” kicks off

Project "Kreislaufschule" (Circular School) has started! Together with the initiatives Zero Waste Your Life and Mifactori  Circular Berlin has been granted the funding from the Berliner Projektfonds kulturelle Bildung  to run a yearlong pilot program on circular practices with an elementary school in Berlin-Karlshorst. So far, we have conducted workshops exploring how to close...

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Transformative action award

Circular Berlin is selected among the finalists of the 2019 Transformative Action Award

Circular Berlin (Germany), Leuven2030 (Belgium) and the City of Lousada (Portugal) were announced as the finalists of the 2019 Transformative Action Award. The European sustainability award is organised by ICLEI, the Basque Country and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Investment Bank (EIB)....

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Circular Berlin at the 3rd PLATE Conference

PLATE stands for Product Lifetimes and the Environment and is a conference series organised by Fraunhofer IZM and Technical University Berlin. This year, it took place from 18-20th of September in Berlin. Circular Berlin was present with a poster about the CURE project entitled ‘Centers for Urban Re-manufacture: Lessons from...

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