Berlin is increasingly developing as a dynamic innovation field of the circular economy – a circular, resource-saving economy. (Social) innovations are no longer generated only in the field of waste recycling, but increasingly in the design and manufacture of sustainable products or with new business models. The event provided insights into current research on the development of the circular economy and the commitment of Berlin's innovators in this field.
The speakers showed many different aspects and actors involved in the development of a circular economy in Berlin – be it the numerous initiatives for the reuse of products (such as clothing and textiles), their own "circular" construction projects in which local building materials from old buildings are further used for new ones, or the role of public procurement in promoting the circular economy.
This event was part of the series "Research for change: social-ecological perspectives for Berlin" hosted by the transdisciplinary research association Knowledge.Change.Berlin of the Berlin-based Ecornet Institutes.