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Exploring fashion supply chains in times of crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching consequences for global markets and their manufacturing. The crisis has exposed the lack of resiliency specifically within the fashion industry supply chain, while simultaneously highlighting positive opportunities rising from the crisis. Circular Berlin wanted to explore the role of circularity in creating a more...

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Circular Design Sprint: from Berlin to the Netherlands

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="5978" img_size="full" alignment="center" style="vc_box_circle_2"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] Gijs Könings is the Assistant Project Manager for the Circular Economy at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin and the organizer of “Circular Design Sprint”, an online workshop for new material use in the fashion industry. Through the Circular Design Sprint, Dutch...

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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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