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The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is an international nonprofit Think and Do tank that works with businesses, policy makers, partner organisations and civil society towards a good life

Featured News

156 Food Waste Reduction Measures and Data on the Entire German Food Retail Sector

“The food waste community knows: only what is measured can also be reduced”, points out Nora Brüggemann, coordinator of the Dialogue Forum, underlining the need for transparency in order to facilitate impactful solutions. Halfway through its cooperation, the Dialogue Forum for the Reduction of Food Waste in Wholesale and Retail can build upon numerous food waste reduction measures and, for the first time, delivers data on food waste for the entire food retail sector in Germany.


#15CSCP #CircularTuesdays

Engage with us on our Circular Economy approach!

The transition to a circular economy is a systemic shift towards conducting economic activity in ways that lead to growth, resilience, and social equity while at the same using resources in new and innovative ways to close the loop.

A circular economy is functional only insofar as it works for everyone – in line with the German Circularity Act, the European Circular Economy Action Plan part of the EU Green Deal, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Did you miss our #CircularTuesday articles series? Connect with us on LinkedIn to read more about some of our highlights on circularity tackling consumer behaviour, circular business models, circularity at the city level, and more.

We look forward to engaging with you in creating a circular world!


The CSCP has turned 15!

15 years of working towards a good life for all and looking ahead: How can we support the global recovery and transition to a sustainable life now and in the years to come? We want to celebrate our birthday by focussing on four topics that we believe could have great impact right now. Click here to find out about the topics and how to collaborate with us!

CSCP Impact Map

See where the CSCP has had impact in the last 15 years

Featured Publication

Status of the Implementation of the Declaration of Participation – Interim Report of the Dialogue Forum for Reduction of Food Waste

Halfway through its cooperation, the Dialogue Forum can build upon more than 156 food waste reduction measures and, for the first time, offers data on food waste for the entire food retail sector in Germany. The agreed measures include price reductions for fruit and vegetables or products close to the best-before-date; optimisation of the process-/logistics-/ and cool-chain; or innovative demonstration projects on the valorisation of food waste streams. This interim report (in German) provides an overview of the project’s achievements and the relevant measures to reduce food waste that the members have agreed to implement within the framework of the Dialogue Forum. Dialogue Forum for Reduction of Food Waste in Wholesale and Retail is part of the German National Strategy to Reduce Food Waste.


Call for Collaboration

We Are in This Together

The most vulnerable, and therefore the hardest hit by the Corona pandemic are developing countries. There, due to high levels of informality, lack of infrastructure, and poorer living conditions, the effects of the pandemic are felt way more severely. We must, therefore, enhance our international collaboration to support these countries not only in overcoming the present crisis, but also in strengthening their resilience for the future.


Join the CSCP’s Co-Working Space

If you are interested in collaborating with the CSCP, the Co-Working Space might be the right starting place for you. To find out more, contact Ramon Külpmann.

"WRAP are delighted to partner with the CSCP to find ways of transferring the collaborative approach to food waste measurement and prevention in the UK to Germany. Together with the CSCP we want to find innovative ways to decrease food waste in Germany with a broad coalition of companies, civil society actors, political institutions and scientific institutes."

David Rogers, International Food Waste Programme Manager, WRAP