The transition to the Circular Economy needs collaboration. That’s why the first German festival on circular economy is an open social innovation event, calling on all relevant actors to join hands in accelerating the transition.
#EUCircular Talks – Insights on Skills
How can consumers lead the effort to keep electronics in the loop and not lose valuable resources? Who can support them and how? Who needs which skills for this? The EU Circular Talk “The Circular Electronics Initiative: Insights on Skills” took a close look at these questions together with experts, retailers, city representatives, and policymakers.
Digital community “Zukunft anPacken!
More and more packaging and rising waste volumes are an increasing challenge. Sustainable packaging reduction and optimization are therefore necessary. Over the next 11 months, a current project, which includes the online consumer-community “Zukunft anPacken!”, will investigate how this can be achieved.
Ways out of the plastic flood
Wuppertal. On average, Germans generate 227.5 kg of packaging waste per capita per year, of which only around 70 % is recycled. The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (Wuppertal) and the Consumer Initiative (Berlin) want to reduce the amount of waste and increase the recycling rate.
Circular Packaging from a Consumer Perspective
Many companies shy away from converting well-established packaging, knowing that routine and recognition effects are of enormous importance for the purchasing habits of consumers. But, since a great portion of today’s packaging is not yet recyclable, change is inevitable. So, how can the transition to more sustainable packaging succeed? As part of the Consumer Insight Action Panel (CIAP) packaging club, we accompanied new packaging pilots to find solutions.
Consumer Behaviour in the Circular Economy
The transition from a linear to a circular economy is one of the most important imperatives of our time, a transition that requires a fundamental change in the way we produce and consume. A circular approach to production and consumption reduces emissions and pollution, increases competitiveness, and boosts innovation – in short, it makes our economies and societies more sustainable and resilient for the future.