Best practices

Best practices

Tolk Studio

Johannes Tolk runs the Berlin based studio TOLK with a focus on the design of narrative structures. Johannes Tolk runs the Berlin based studio TOLK with a focus on the design of narrative structures...

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Tolk studio

Johannes Tolk runs the Berlin based studio TOLK with a focus on the design of narrative structures.

Anna Kiryakova Atelier

ANNA KIRYAKOVA explores the manifold characteristics of the porcelain both by emphasizing its pure clarity and by presenting it in combination with wrought silver settings or in contrast to trivial material such as bicycle tubes...

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Anna Kiryakova Atelier

and by presenting it in combination with wrought silver settings or in contrast to trivial material such as bicycle tubes. The unique pieces, the finger- and earrings, necklaces, bracelets or brooches are thereby never thought without the female body: Irrespective of acting as precious texture, geometric accent or organic completion, the jewelry is first of all supporting the natural beauty of the one wearing it.

The Green Fashion Tours

Green Fashion Tours creates interactive urban excursions in Berlin, Munich and Hamburg guiding people directly to the places where change happens: Our workshops and interactive tours show the behind the scenes of ethical...

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The Green Fashion Tours


workshops and interactive tours show the behind the scenes of ethical fashion businesses. Transformative consumer education and personal exchange with fair fashion entrepreneurs are concepts at the core of these inspirational journeys. Our guided tours have the goal of educating the public about the environmental and social issues of the fashion industry, while presenting alternative options for an ethical consumption.The routes are based on a specific neighborhood or personal interests and cover subjects such as upcycling design, fair fashion, local production, circular economy and are offered in English, German, Italian and Spanish.Green Fashion Tours was founded 2015 combining the expertise of Anna from ‘GetChanged!’, Arianna from ‘The Upcycling Fashion Store’ and Mariangeles from ‘HolaBerlin’.

Textilhafen

Johannes Tolk runs the Berlin based studio TOLK with a focus on the design of narrative structures. Johannes Tolk runs the Berlin based studio TOLK with a focus on the design of narrative structures...

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Textilhafen

Textilhafen is a part of Berlin City Mission (Berliner Stadtmission – BS) and a place where donations are holistically integrated to close the textile cycle: sorting – sales – textile upcycling. Regional textile cycles are the focus here. 882 tonnes of clothing donations were sorted for the clothing store of the Berlin City Mission 2018, providing for around 12,000 needy people. How can the remaining donations be better used? That was the question behind this new concept, because: They want to use the clothing donations in a holistic way and thus use all resources in the best possible way for people in need and our social projects. This means in the implementation at our new location: Transparent textile sorting for BS free clothing stores for homeless and needy people. This is always BS top priority. BS receives many clothing donations that are not suitable for passing on to the clothing store, for example because more clothing is needed there for men than for women. Whatever is left over here, wearable and seasonal, goes to our neighborhood shops of Komm & Sieh. The proceeds go to our charitable projects. Sustainable, holistic use: We offer a sustainable, urban, textile experimental and educational place with sewing machines and a professional loom. Cariety of workshops on textiles and upcycling for all interested parties are offered offer a. For this purpose, up cyclable textile material is used that is damaged or otherwise not suitable for wearing. Example: A large tapestry is made from old T-shirt fabric strips. For this basic idea of the sustainability of textile use, the holistic concept for Textilhafen in Storkower Strasse has not only developed so far, but is constantly evolving: All interested parties are cordially invited to participate in its development and to support us in finding innovative solutions together.

Stop! Micro Waste

STOP! Micro Waste is a non-profit organization initiated by LANGBRETT, a group of surfers and nature lovers. They link education with activities in nature to raise awareness about (micro)plastic pollution...

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Stop! Micro Waste

STOP! Micro Waste is a non-profit organization initiated by LANGBRETT, a group of surfers and nature lovers. They link education with activities in nature to raise awareness about (micro)plastic pollution. With the STOP! Plastic Academy they share their (micro)plastic knowledge based on our research findings, experiences and scientific papers.Their Train-the-Trainer program enables school children and company representatives to share the acquired knowledge to their colleagues, customers and peers.
Raising awareness about microplastic pollution is fundamental, but at the same time they need hands-on solutions. They develop pragmatic filter solutions, like the Guppyfriend Washing Bag, to educate costumers about microplastic pollution. Thereby, people reflect on their buying- and washing rituals and start changing their behavior.

Geyersbach

Green Fashion Tours creates interactive urban excursions in Berlin, Munich and Hamburg guiding people directly to the places where change happens: Our workshops and interactive tours show the behind the scenes of ethical...

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Geyersbach

GEYERSBACH gives used wood a second life as a unique piece of furniture. The old hallway becomes a stool, the chamber door a bench, the baseboard a shelf. The first impulse of its actions was to produce something useful from waste. From then on he wrote in the morning and built tables in the afternoon. Geyersbach used the appropriate building material on his walks in the neighborhood, after all, the head needs fresh air from time to time. He transported most of the wood with his robust bicycle. It was amazing, whole bundles of planks and fully-grown door leaves could be moved with muscle power. Shortly afterwards, the first tables of the Copenhagen #13 series appeared in the kitchens of the first customers. Soon the cellar became too narrow, and the first areas in a workshop had to be rented. The first own furniture series were created. The range of available furniture and custom-made products became wider: sideboards, side tables, showcases. It was astonishing what could be made from waste.

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DingDumsDumplings

They like dumplings. Whether Chinese, Swabian or Russian – the main thing is that they should be delicious. And if they are sustainable and help to minimize food waste...

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DingDumsDumplings

They like dumplings. Whether Chinese, Swabian or Russian – the main thing is that they should be delicious. And if they are sustainable and help to minimize food waste in Berlin, then our taste buds and conscience will do a somersault of joy. The new Dumplings-Joint am Görli is dedicated to precisely this combination. At DingsDums Dumplings you get homemade and sustainable dumplings. Although the shop is really small, you can’t really miss it when passing by. At the big window of DingsDums two huge D’s are sticking, behind them

Circular Berlin the Cirlular City

At Circular Berlin the knowledge on the circular economy is developed and applied it through practical projects, community building and education...

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Circular Berlin the Cirlular City

At Circular Berlin the knowledge on the circular economy is developed and applied it through practical projects, community building and education. How they describe what their do: 1. We develop knowledge and practical programs on the circular economy, focusing on food & biomass, textile & fashion, the built environment, materials & products, and city metabolism. 2. We bring together and support Berlin’s circular economy actors, by connecting them through open-source tools and regular events. 3. We offer best-in-class training workshops that combine theoretical understanding with practical applications, hands-on activities, and real-world insights.

Mahlower Eins

Collective for fashion/costume: dying with natural methodes and alternative photography: cyanotype the the environmentally friendly analogue printing technique...

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Mahlower Eins

Collective for fashion/costume: dying with natural methodes and alternative photography: cyanotype the the environmentally friendly analogue printing technique.

Cafe Botanico and perma garden

Directly from our own garden. This is what you get at Café Botanico in Berlin-Neukölln. Because the lovingly run farm-to-table restaurant has its own herb garden...

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Cafe Botanico and perma garden

Directly from our own garden. This is what you get at Café Botanico in Berlin-Neukölln. Because the lovingly run farm-to-table restaurant has its own herb garden. An absolute speciality in the café is of course the wild herb salad. And the best thing about it: After the meal, you can explore the ingredients again in the adjacent garden directly afterwards. Here you can really get hold of what you put on your plate.

Reuse-Shop

Our ReUse-Shop Köpenick opened in September 2017 at Wilhelminenhofstr. 49, 12459 Berlin. Here you can repair and buy used and new IT equipment from PC...

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Reuse-Shop

Our ReUse-Shop Köpenick opened in September 2017 at Wilhelminenhofstr. 49, 12459 Berlin. Here you can repair and buy used and new IT equipment from PC, notebook, to also smartphones. If you need spare parts, you can also get here components and ReUse-Shops employees can procure them. They are specialized in repairing notebooks and PCs, but they also try to repair everything else (smartphones, TFT, printers [laser], etc.) before they scrap the device. With their help you can your PC or notebook faster or you can do this yourself at their open workshop on Tuesdays from 6pm. They collect It devices and refurbish notebooks and smartphones and make them available for charitable purposes or sell higher quality devices. They collect as well other materials you may want to ‘get rid of’ as a customer, but you do not know where? For example, old CDs or DVDs that you have collected from magazines or burned your own backups. These are valuable raw materials which they offer in larger quantities to the reusable materials dealer.

Re-USE e.V.

The non-profit association is active in the field of nature and environmental protection, resource conservation and sustainability, promotes education and training...

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Re-USE e.V

The non-profit association is active in the field of nature and environmental protection, resource conservation and sustainability, promotes education and training in the field of reuse of electrical and electronic products, supports the production of network-based cooperation structures, informs the public about the possibilities of use and participates in scientific research projects.

The aim of the association is to enable the general public to use high quality and reasonably priced used branded IT equipment and thus to promote the ReUse idea.

Komunalka Rzgów

The cooperative Komunalka Rzgów was registered in 2016 and its main task is collecting of municipal waste from residents of Rzgów...

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Komunalka Rzgów

The cooperative Komunalka Rzgów was registered in 2016 and its main task is collecting of municipal waste from residents of Rzgów. In addition, the Cooperative does cleaning services (collecting waste from roadsides and ditches), development of greenery, repair of municipal roads with destructive material and courier services.

The Cooperative got in 2020 the Social and Solidarity Economy Quality Mark certificate in the category ‘The Best Employer’.

The Cooperative is one of the first ones whose municipal waste collection task was commissioned by applying in-house. In the following years a reserved tender procedure was used to award the contract, valued below the EU threshold, in order to create employment opportunities for people distant from the labour market. The tender included environmental requirements for the management of municipal waste.

Together for the environment

The cooperative Razem dla środowiska (Together for the environment) was founded in 2019 and started services of waste collection for community of Ostrowite, Powidz ...

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Together for the environment

The cooperative Razem dla środowiska (Together for the environment) was founded in 2019 and started services of waste collection for community of Ostrowite, Powidz and County Hospital in Słupca. The Cooperative received concesion to dangerous waste collection (asbestos) and offers services of collection services for materials containing asbestos for the commune of Ostrowite, Słupca and Powidz. It’s mission obejmuje providing services in the field of municipal economy, satisfying the needs of the local community and raising the level of ecological awareness and shaping the ecological attitudes of the society. The cooperatives goals are: beginning the reclamation of landfill in Powidz, building own installation to recycling biowaste (composter) and building of point separate collection for municipal waste and bulky waste repair point and electricity waste.

Po-Dzielnia

Po-Dzielnia was created is 2018 and is the first freeshop and sharing economy center in Poland...

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Po-Dzielnia

Po-Dzielnia was created is 2018 by a team of activists and volunteers from Poznań, Poland and is the first freeshop (a place where you can bring preloved goods and take whatever is in stock at the moment that was left there by others like you) and sharing economy center in Poland (organizing meetings and debates on zero waste philosophy and promoting upcycling through workshops and repair cafés). Our mission is not only to extend the lifecycle of consumer goods and help those in need, but also to teach people to use what they already have instead of buying everything brand-new. The project would not have been possible without the support of various public institutions, non-government organizations and private donors.

Konin

Konin is still one of the largest centers of the fuel and energy industry in Poland and starts transformation towards a climate-neutral economy...

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Konin

Konin is a city located in the heart of the country on the Warta River in the eastern part of the Greater Poland Voivodeship. Konin is famous of industrial traditions (power industry and heavy industry) – it is still one of the largest centers of the fuel and energy industry in Poland, starts it transformation to green power as biomass, sun and wind energy with its leader of green hydrogen production – ZE PAK – Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów – Adamów – Konin S.A. Konin prepares plans for changes to the Just Transition Fund (the key element of the European Green Deal) to alleviate the social and economic costs resulting from the transition towards a climate-neutral economy.

Rowerowy Poznań

Rowerowy Poznań has been active in Poznań since 1993 and its goal is to make Poznań a bike-friendly city...

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Rowerowy Poznań

Rowerowy Poznań has been active in Poznań since 1993 and its goal is to make Poznań a bike-friendly city. The organization works to build a coherent system of bicycle transportation and promotes bicycles in everyday journeys of Poznań citizens. It assumes a holistic and long-term view on mobility with daily cycling as an important element of a well-planned transportation system.

GS1

GS1 is a part of is part of the European Brands Association, pioneering digital watermarks for smart packaging recycling in the EU...

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GS1

GS1 is a part of the European Brands Association (over 85 companies and organisations from the complete packaging value chain), pioneering digital watermarks for smart packaging recycling in the EU (better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates for packaging in the EU, to drive a truly circular economy). Digital watermarks are imperceptible codes, the size of a postage stamp, covering the surface of a consumer goods packaging and they can encode a wide range of attributes such as manufacturer, SKU, type of plastics used and composition for multilayer objects, food vs. non-food usage, etc. The digital watermark can be detected and encoded by a standard high-resolution camera on the sorting line a waste sorting facility, which then – based on the transferred attributes – is able to sort the packaging in corresponding streams. This would result in better and more accurate sorting streams, thus consequently in higher-quality recyclates benefiting the complete packaging value chain.

Constructa+

Constructa+ is going to conduct a public-private project of revitalization of a post-military facility...

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Constructa+

Constructa+ is planning to conduct a public-private project of revitalization of a post-military facility Fort 7A. Its aim is to create a model, educational urban biome, which will create a public space, accessible to all, created with respect for nature and social relations. In the biologically active area of the new Fort, a biodiverse space was assumed that will be valuable to the urban ecosystem and will at the same time have an educational function.