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| Posted September 21, 2020

Household Waste Analysis Results: Packaging Design Key in Consumer Sorting Practices

Increased circularity in the packaging sector requires more recyclable materials, but also better sorting practices from consumers. But what influences certain consumer behaviours when it comes to waste sorting? What types of packaging and instructions promote or hinder circular behaviours? The CIAP’s Club for Sustainable Packaging Solutions addressed these questions hands-on: with a household waste […]

| Posted September 21, 2020

Join our City Loops Online Workshop: Cities and Circular Economy

Cities and regions are key players in the transition towards circular economy. The City Loops project will provide sector-specific Circular Innovation Workshops to support cities close the loop. Climate change and aggravated resource scarcity call for a new way of defining the economy. Governments and intergovernmental bodies alike are reacting to this imperative, a prime […]

| Posted September 17, 2020

Citizens and Civil Society Initiatives Celebrated the Good Life in Wuppertal

The mini-festival “Place of the Good Life”, held in August 2020 at the Platz der Republik in Wuppertal, brought together citizens and civil society actors in a creative and participatory format. The event marked the launch of a co-creation process towards the Day of the Good Life in Wuppertal, planned for 16 May 2021. The […]

| Posted September 17, 2020

The CSR.digital Roadshow: Collaborating for Corporate Digital Responsibility

In late summer 2020, the team of CSR.digital went on the road. The agenda: conducting small Corporate Digital Responsibility (CDR) workshops with Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK) of North Rhine-Westphalia. The goal is to develop a comprehensive concept that can be used by various Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) as a framework for defining […]

| Posted September 10, 2020

Mongolia’s Response to Fast Fashion: Sustainable Cashmere

Unlike other materials, cashmere is a fine, natural fibre that decomposes easily. Nonetheless, its production comes with significant social and environmental impacts. Carbon emissions from livestock, overgrazing, deforestation, lack of supply chain transparency, and poor working conditions of goat herders are some of the major issues. Our STeP EcoLab project is supporting the Mongolian wool […]

| Posted September 7, 2020

Watch Our Explainer Video: The Dialogue Forum in a Nutshell

In this explainer video, Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Julia Klöckner and CSCP’s Nora Brüggemann explain how the Dialogue Forum for the Reduction of Food Waste in Wholesale and Retail is addressing food waste. In line with the National Strategy for Reducing Food Waste, the Dialogue Forum focuses on the wholesale and […]

| Posted September 7, 2020

First BOOM Camp: Building and Living

BOOM’s unique career orientation programme took place from 2 to 7 August 2020 in Hessen and gave teenagers between 14 and 17 a chance to explore and experience handicraft professions and sustainable lifestyles in preparation for future career choices. Professional craftspeople joined the holiday career camps to provide teenagers with tips and tricks on how […]

| Posted August 31, 2020

I Am a Bridge Builder for Ideas, Businesses, People and the Planet

Dr. Esther Heidbüchel joined our SBE team as senior consultant with a core focus on the Sustainable Chemistry project. What are the highlights of your professional journey so far?  I have always been walking off the beaten tracks, starting with marketing new business units, developing strategies and volunteering concepts, then taking on the challenge to […]

| Posted August 27, 2020

ETC/WMGE Report on Electronics and Obsolescence in a Circular Economy is Published

The stock of electrical and electronic equipment has increased to the extent that the number of internet-related electronics produced annually exceeds the number of humans on earth (WEF, 2019). Such rapid increase of the amount of electronics is indicative of growing demand, but also of shorter lifetimes and increasing obsolescence of such products. The European […]

| Posted August 24, 2020

CSCP Appointed to the Board of the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda requires immediate change of course and joined forces of multiple actors. The CSCP has recently joined the board of the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), an important platform for multi-stakeholder engagement towards more sustainability through digital technologies. In close collaboration with Information and Communication […]