Zero Waste Kiel

Development of a Zero Waste Concept for the City of Kiel

  • Project no.351906
  • Duration 06/2019 - 04/2020

With the revision of the Waste Framework Directive, the European Commission has once more emphasised the concept of the waste hierarchy, according to which the waste prevention should be the highest priority of all waste management planning’s. For ecological, as well as economic and social reasons, it is necessary to minimise the wastage of natural resources. "Zero Waste" is the conceptual framework for preventing waste along the entire value chain.

Cities form an important area to develop new approaches, ideas and cooperation. 

The City of Kiel has set itself the goal of becoming the first Zero Waste City in Germany and has thereby positioned itself as one of the pioneers in Germany.

Together with the City of Kiel, Stakeholder Reporting and Dr. Norbert Kopytziok from the Office for Environmental Science, the Wuppertal Institute as project leader will analyse the status quo in Kiel and estimate prevention potentials. In addition, several workshops will involve stakeholders from various sectors in the development of the zero-waste concept and the corresponding catalogue of measures. This catalogue of measures as well as an action plan for the implementation will be the main results of the project.

The dates for the various events and workshops as well as the project results will be published on the homepage of the City of Kiel.