| Posted October 13, 2020

EU Circular Talks – Packaging in the Retail Sector

Join us for an online workshop on Packaging in the retail sector by the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform on Monday 19 October. Michael Kuhndt, Executive Director of the CSCP will present the third session of the workshop on Design for circularity: Creating safe and circular packaging. The workshop will liaise technical experts in retail […]

| Posted October 7, 2020

Second BOOM Camp: Everyday Consumption

The second BOOM camp was a perfect space for upcycling: old bike tires were turned into belts, billboard tarps were remodelled into backpacks, and other forgotten everyday items found their way back to use. During the camp, which took place from 20 to 25 September at the Jugendakademie Walberberg near Cologne, young adults between 18 […]

| Posted October 1, 2020

European Circular Cities Declaration: Calling Cities to Become Circularity Pioneers

The transformation from linear to circular economy is high on the European Commission’s agenda and a cornerstone of the EU Green Deal. Boosting circularity at the city level has manifold benefits: it makes mobility, waste management, and urban planning more sustainable. Circular cities are also better and more inclusive places to live in. The CSCP […]

| Posted September 30, 2020

Kyrgyzstan: Tackling Challenges to Become a Sustainable Tourism Destination

Tourism is one of the most important pillars of the Kyrgyz economy. However, many Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) that drive this sector are faced with continuous challenges, including serious impediments to their, work such as energy and water cuts. Over 50 participants joined the first stakeholder meeting of the PERETO project to get started […]

| Posted September 24, 2020

Biodiversity and Nature Conservation as a Means Towards More Resilience and Prosperity

The natural environment is everybody’s business. Human societies and economies rely on biodiversity in fundamental ways. Natural ecosystems provide a non-negotiable foundation for economic growth, human health and prosperity. In figures, this means that half of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which amounts to €44 trillion, depends on our ecosystems and their services1. The […]

| Posted September 23, 2020

HOOP! Hub of Circular Cities Boosting Platform is Ready for Kick Off

Globally, around 30% of all waste is organic. However, despite its decomposability, much of such waste still ends up in landfills. For cities, as main waste management stakeholders, there are multiple challenges involved, such as finding the right recycling technologies and aligning with other relevant actors in the process. Our newly launched project HOOP, will […]

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Watch the highlights of the CSR.digital Live Interviews on AI, Ethics and New Work Concepts

In a series of live-streamed interviews, CSR.digital is discussing key Corporate Digital Responsibility (CDR) topics with relevant actors in the field. In two recent interviews, Nicole Langrock from KI.NRW shared more on the ethical implications of applying Artificial Intelligence (AI), while Dr. Ole Wintermann from the Bertelsmann Foundation spoke on the usage of digital tools […]

| Posted September 22, 2020

Harnessing the Power of AI to Minimise Food Waste

Given their short shelf life, milk and dairy products can be tricky when it comes to food waste management. The REIF (Resource-Efficient, Economic and Intelligent Food Chain) project is exploring Artificial Intelligence (AI) based approaches to turn milk and dairy products from a challenging product group into a key contributor to food waste reduction. In […]

| 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 […]

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Join our City Loops Online Workshops: 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 […]