Various actors in the alliance have addressed topics such as alternative economies, data and the environment, the material basis of digitalisation, digital capitalism, urban-rural-smart as well as civil society and communities.
At circular.fashion we created a digital platform for material suppliers, fashion brands, sorters and recyclers, where tools and resources can be accessed to ensure circularity in every step.
The 1 for 4-paper by Compostella, is a storage and baking aid that completely replaces aluminium foil and parchment paper made with silicone. The household product was specifically developed to be used directly with food. It is also compostable.
The German Ecodesign Award (Bundespreis Ecodesign) is Germany’s highest state award for ecological design. In the four categories of product, service, concept and young talents, it awards submissions that meet the highest ecological and design quality requirements.
The tableware Kaffeeform consists of coffee waste mixed with wood shavings and biopolymers.
Magnic Microlights by Dirk Strothmann are break blocks with integrated dynamo lights for bikes. What is innovative is that their dynamos don’t require physical contacts to the rims.
Marilu began to think about the possibility of using only one type of plastic for the whole bottle. This was the background for her question that led to the innovative design where the bottle and lid on the bottle became one.
The encouragement of recycling is a central pillar of the corporate strategy of Berliner Stadtreinigung (Berlin Waste Management, BSR). With the second-hand department store NochMall, which opened in the summer, BSR intends to intensify its efforts in this area.
Refill has initiated a really simple project and its simplicity is exactly what makes it so convincing. The action group wants to promote tap water as a tested high quality drinking water and thus combat the amount of waste generated from beverage packaging. Refill stickers at shops‘ and public facilities‘ windows or doors …
With her project Shards Lea Schücking found a way to create aesthetically appealing tiles without having to resort to extracting new raw materials. Shards shows consumers the potential and beauty of recycling building materials.
The family-run company Shift GmbH has developed and launched SHIFT6m, a smartphone that combines design and responsible production. The device has a modular design so that users can replace or repair components on their own.
The sonnenCommunity is the largest energy community of its kind, including all sonnen customers. It offers its members to jointly shape a clean and decentralised energy system where the household becomes the centre of it.
Urban Terrazzo turns building rubble into a new surface material. Building waste, like concrete or bricks, is carefully selected and put back together using the traditional terrazzo method.
In the growing urban space, the transition from cars to more resource-efficient and environmentally friendly travel, like bikes, is an important step in improving the quality of life. To make biking more attractive, Velogical engineering has developed an ultra-light retrofit bicycle motor.