Best practices

The best practices will help you to support in finding solutions and models more easily, so you don't have to re-invent the wheel.

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Sustainable packaging

Reusable packaging - A Tupperware scheme by Ozarka

Ozarka are a proactive team working in the Netherlands. They are driven to find practical ways to tackle packaging waste from prepared foods. Ozarka is committed to solving the problem of disposable food packaging at every level and for all food vendors looking to replace disposables with a sustainable solution.

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Sustainable packaging

Balloon & Sky Lantern Charter

Despite being popular at parties and events, releasing sky lanterns and helium-filled balloons can have disastrous environmental, social and economic impacts. Following the good example set by locations like Wales who banned the use of sky lanterns on council land in February 2018, Norfolk County Council has similarly prohibited their release.

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Waste management

Ballot Bins – a nudge towards behaviour change by Hubbub

Street litter, needless waste and people’s attitudes towards sustainability is of worldwide concern. Hubbub’s Ballot Bins have an impressive track record for international engagement. No fewer than 38 countries across the world have invested in the product and Hubbub have now sold more than 3,000 units. With all profits going back to the charity, the Ballot Bin has become a powerful example of nudge theory in the action.

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Sustainable packaging

Reusable packaging - A Tupperware scheme by Ozarka

Ozarka are a proactive team working in the Netherlands. They are driven to find practical ways to tackle packaging waste from prepared foods. Ozarka is committed to solving the problem of disposable food packaging at every level and for all food vendors looking to replace disposables with a sustainable solution.

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Sustainable packaging

Billie Cup- One cup for all

"Take away coffee? Only when they have Billie Cups! What if we all stopped using disposable cups but still kept our coffee routine going? Sounds crazy? With Billie Cup it’s possible! You pay 1€ deposit for the cup, which you can get back at any participating location. This way you can enjoy your coffee without making waste.

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Waste management

Too good to go

Too Good To Go connects users with merchants who are stuck with unsold products at the end of the day, allowing users to enjoy those products instead of throwing them away. Users get delicious products at democratic prices, companies see their customer base grow and the planet wins too - a win-win-win situation.

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Waste management

Kopjezwam

The Bruges urban agriculture project Kopjezwam recovers residual flows (coffee grounds, coffee husks and brewer's grains) from local coffee bars, coffee roasters and a microbrewery. They grow delicious products such as oyster mushrooms, shiitake and micro vegetables on it.

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Renewable energy

Bolt- Real energy from real people

"Real energy from real people. The energy platform that goes against the current. Bolt is the very first energy platform that really wants to make the Belgian grid sustainable. Via Bolt, you can buy your energy directly from local, green generators. So you know exactly where your energy comes from and where your money goes."

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Waste management

Plastic Whale (The Netherlands)

Plastic soup is a growing global problem. In 2020 another 8 billion kilos of plastic waste will enter the world’s rivers, lakes, and oceans, creating a hazard to sea life and humans. Plastic waste is a growing and worldwide problem. Part of the problem is that people perceive plastic as a valueless disposable product; use it once and then chuck it away.

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Waste management

Instock

Instock is a company which manufactures beer and granola, has a restaurant and supplies catering establishments with food products. One third of the food in our world is wasted and Instock wants to do something about that. The organization takes on this challenge quite literally by using products that would otherwise remain unsold and create awareness of the issue.