Through the increased reuse of used products, waste can be avoided, resources can be saved and the climate and the environment are protected through lower environmental impacts. This approach is essential for the concept of a modern circular economy and is assigned in the city of Berlin to the strategy "Zero Waste" of the last coalition agreement (2016 to 2021) as well as to the "Re-Use Berlin" initiative of the Berlin Senate Department for Environment, Transport and Climate Protection. Reuse is a central component of waste prevention and as such it affects various industries such as retail, the construction and textile industry, social department a reuse stores, but also the numerous committed and initiatives stemming from the Berlin re-use, upcycling and zero waste scene.
The aim of the project is to continue the development of the urban structures for demand and supply in the area of reuse by the help of targeted pilot actions in order to network relevant actors and to further sensitize citizens for used goods. To this end, the opportunities to acquire and exchange second-hand goods are to be expanded, and promotions, events and competitions on the subject of reuse are to be carried out.
The planned measures build on the conducted actions of the predecessor projects Re-Use Berlin 2018, 2019 and 2020. The following work packages (WP) are planned within the new project:
The the overall project is led by Wuppertal Institute in cooperation with u.e.c. Berlin Umwelt- und Energie-Consult, Ecologic Institut, IZT – Institute for Futures and Technology Assessment, pulswerk und Unnerstall Holzmarketing.