Friends of Circular Berlin
Cooperation partners and funding institutions
Finding the local actors
Our story started when 4 volunteers joined forces to organize the Circular Economy Mapping event in February 2018. Together we discovered more than 120 initiatives in Berlin which are involved in the circular economy. Along with the impressive results, it marked the beginning of a fruitful collaboration with EIT Climate-KIC and Berlin Partner.
Identifying industries with circular potential
The collaboration with Climate-KIC continued, supporting an in-depth research study on what approach should be taken to “anchor” the circular economy topic in Berlin. This gave the first impulse for developing Circular Berlin as a platform. The research identified 4 industries with great circular development potential in Berlin: the built environment, food & biomass, textile & fashion, and materials & products.
Mapping industry hurdles and opportunities
In a next step, we brought together the local actors through the dedicated industry events. We aimed to find the main hurdles standing in the way of developing more circular practices, as well as defining tangible solutions to overcome them.
Expanding our reach
We are currently focusing on expanding our reach through community-building, education, project development, research as well as developing a local circular economy agenda.
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