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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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Join Us at the EU Green Week Panel Discussion: The ICT Sector in Action for Circular Economy on 31 May 2022!

The action-oriented policy dialogue “Accelerating our sustainable futures through digital innovation“ as part of the EU Green Week (31 May – 5 June 2022) will focus on the framework conditions, policy innovations, and industrial solutions that can accelerate the greening of ICT infrastructure and ultimately guarantee a sustainable future for all.

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Upcoming Events

Join us at the following:

31 May 2022 | Sustainable Futures Through Digital Innovation
31 May 2022 | Dialogue Forum: Food Waste Reduction
10-15 July 2022 | BOOM Camp: Energy & Mobility
24-29 July 2022 | BOOM Camp: Food
28 August – 2 September 2022 | BOOM Camp: Building & Living

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Featured Publication

Textiles and the Environment – The Role of Design in Europe’s Circular Economy

Over the coming decade, Europe will face the double challenge of tackling environmental and climate impacts while at the same time recovering from the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. From a European consumption perspective, textiles have on average the fourth highest negative life cycle impact on the environment and climate change – after food, housing and mobility. Circular design is key for a successful shift to a circular textiles production and consumption system. The aim of this report is to contribute to the implementation of the EU Strategy for Textiles and the EU Sustainable Product Initiative through an improved understanding of the environmental impacts from textiles. The report identifies design principles and measures as well as policy and consumers behaviour enablers for realising the full potential of circularity in textiles.

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Call for Collaboration

Enabling Circular Electronics

According to the European Environmental Bureau, up to 80% of the lifecycle emissions of a smartphone happen in the production phase, transport and sale included. This is why longer lifetimes for smartphones and other electronics are key. If the lifetime of all smartphones in Europe would be extended by just one year, 2.1 million tons of carbon dioxide would be saved per year by 2030. That is the equivalent of taking more than 1 million cars off the road for a year. While the ‘right to repair’ movement already goes back to the 1950s, the European Commission has recently announced an effective ‘right to repair’ in Europe in several strategic documents, including the EU Green Deal.

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