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The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is an international nonprofit Think and Do tank that works with businesses, policy makers, partner organisations and civil society towards a good life

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The CSCP Provides Scientific Support to the Campaign #Wirdrehenrunter: How Colder Washing Can Protect the Climate

Did you know that lowering the washing temperature of your laundry from 40°C to 30°C can have as big an impact as saving around 38% CO2 emissions? Maybe you contemplated if washing at lower degrees provides the same cleaning results? Truth is, improved detergent formulas work just as well in colder temperatures. In turn, cold-washing saves energy leading to significant reductions in CO2 emissions. The CSCP has scientifically supported the process of developing a campaign design based on behavioural science as well as an evaluation methodology to show the effects of the campaign on the washing behaviour of consumers in Germany.

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Featured Publication

Reducing Food Waste in Wholesale and Retail. A Collection of Case Studies.

This collection of case studies is an exemplary analysis and illustration of individual food waste reduction measures implemented by companies participating in the Dialogue Forum for Wholesale and Retail for the reduction of food waste in Germany. The aim of this collection of case studies is to give insights into the various activities of the forum members to further contribute to the reduction of food waste. By creating visibility for single activities, imitation should be inspired and the exchange of experiences fostered. Each case starts by illuminating the problem to be solved and then presents the implementation of the chosen measure, its results, and the company’s thoughts for the future. Overview boxes on the first page of each case study allow a quick first impression. Within the four chapters, the activities are sorted alphabetically by the implementing company. The report is in German.

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Call for Collaboration

Toward Regenerative and Circular Tourism

Summer is here and after more than two years of restrictions, international travel is picking up again. The hiatus brought up by the pandemic has hit the tourism sector particularly hard, leading to complete standstills in many parts of the world. Now that we are in the recovery phase, the key question is how to rebuild destinations better? Disruptions like the pandemic offer the chance to let go of old practices and transform the industry to not only reduce the harm on ecosystems, improve local communities and local supply chains, but act to actually improve and regenerate destinations.

Co-Working

Join the CSCP’s Co-Working Space

If you are interested in collaborating with the CSCP, the Co-Working Space might be the right starting place for you. We are happy to share our Co-Working Space with you again as of 2022. To find out more, please contact Ramon Külpmann.

"WRAP are delighted to partner with the CSCP to find ways of transferring the collaborative approach to food waste measurement and prevention in the UK to Germany. Together with the CSCP we want to find innovative ways to decrease food waste in Germany with a broad coalition of companies, civil society actors, political institutions and scientific institutes."

David Rogers, International Food Waste Programme Manager, WRAP