Good Cases

Products | Services | Policy & Society

 

How have others managed “to make the existing (business) model obsolete” and become circular? Why are they still successful in the market? What have they reached? And what are accompanying political frameworks, cooperation models or movements on local, national or even international levels that have supported this?

We have collected inspiring cases for you (mainly from the Baltic Sea region) with background information, interviews and talks, and illustrative media.

 



  • A circular society

    Policy & Cooperation | Germany
    Nochmall

    Nochmall

    Getting Berliners excited about waste avoidance, reuse and upcycling.

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    Service | Switzerland
    Pumpipumpe

    Pumpipumpe

    Sharing of everyday objects in the often anonymous urban neighbourhoods.

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    Service | Sweden
    Retuna

    Retuna

    The world’s first recycling mall.

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    Service | Germany
    sonnenCommunity

    sonnenCommunity

    Households as the new centre of a clean energy system.

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    Construction

    Service | Austria
    wastebox.biz

    wastebox.biz

    Optimised and simplified construction site disposal

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    Dressing & Wearing

    Service | Germany
    circular.fashion

    circular.fashion

    A digital platform to ensure circularity in every step.

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    Product | Germany
    Engel Sports

    Engel Sports

    Functional sportswear that is sustainable in the value chain and in its entire life cycle.

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    Service | Finland
    Lindström

    Lindström

    Caring about maintenance - a sustainable rental service for textiles.

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    Product | Germany
    Pyua

    Pyua

    Functional outwear that is made of 100 percent recycled materials and can be reused.

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    Electronics

    Policy & Cooperation | Germany
    Bits & Bäume

    Bits & Bäume

    The Movement for Digitalisation and Sustainability.

    Read more

    Service | Germany
    kaputt.de

    kaputt.de

    Platform for repair solutions of electrical devices.

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    Policy & Cooperation | International
    PROMPT

    PROMPT

    An independent testing programme to support the assessment of the longevity of consumer products.

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    Enabling & Empowering

    Concept | Germany
    Everwave

    Everwave

    Floating platform that filters plastic and plastic particles from the water.

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    Service | Germany
    kaputt.de

    kaputt.de

    Platform for repair solutions of electrical devices.

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    Service | Germany
    Solarkiosk

    Solarkiosk

    E-Hubs as a promise for the future.

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    Food & Packaging

    Service | Estonia
    Bepco

    Bepco

    Circular transport packaging systems.

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    Service | Russia
    Bushe

    Bushe

    The eco-conscious chain of bakeries and pastry shops.

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    Service | Poland
    Chełpliwe Pudeła

    Chełpliwe Pudeła

    Vegan food delivery in reusable containers and bags.

    Read more

    Service | Sweden
    Karma

    Karma

    Saving the world should be effortless. Save food with a tap of a button.

    Read more

    Service | Russia
    Paketa net

    Paketa net

    Reducing the end-user’s ecological footprint.

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    Service | Russia
    Pokupay pravilno

    Pokupay pravilno

    The best packaging is none.

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    Policy & Cooperation | Poland
    Recycling Machines Warsaw

    Recycling Machines Warsaw

    Devices for selective waste collection that motivate inhabitants to change their habits and behaviour.

    Read more

    Service | Poland
    Swapp!

    Swapp!

    Fast moving consumer goods in closed loop system based on refilling stations.

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    Service | Denmark
    Too Good To Go

    Too Good To Go

    An app to buy leftover food.

    Read more

    Service | Poland
    UrCup

    UrCup

    Reusable cups, plates, cutlery and mugs for caterers and event organisers.

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    Policy & Cooperation | UK
    Zero Waste Scotland

    Zero Waste Scotland

    Use products and resources responsibly.

    Read more

    Inspiration & Sustainable Choices

    Policy & Cooperation | Germany
    German Ecodesign Award

    German Ecodesign Award

    Germany’s highest state award for ecological design.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Sweden
    Gröna Listan

    Gröna Listan

    The Green List for public procurement.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Sweden
    Smarta Kartan

    Smarta Kartan

    Mapping of initiatives that promotes access over ownership.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | International
    SUSTAINORDIC

    SUSTAINORDIC

    A platform and network that aims to promote sustainable consumption and production (SDG12) based on a Nordic perspective.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Finland
    Think sustainably

    Think sustainably

    Make sustainable choices in Helsinki.

    Read more

    Make it real

    Policy & Cooperation | Finland
    Finnish Roadmap to a Circular Economy 2016-2025

    Finnish Roadmap to a Circular Economy 2016-2025

    Leading the cycle.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Russia
    The Regions Sustainable Development Award

    The Regions Sustainable Development Award

    Help businesses gain financial support in regions of Russia.

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    Making a difference together

    Policy & Cooperation | Germany
    Bits & Bäume

    Bits & Bäume

    The Movement for Digitalisation and Sustainability.

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    Policy & Cooperation | Estonia
    Green Tiger

    Green Tiger

    The tiger leap to green economy.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Sweden
    Händelö Eco-Industrial Park

    Händelö Eco-Industrial Park

    World-leading industrial symbiosis between industry and city through bio-based and circular economy.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | International
    PROMPT

    PROMPT

    An independent testing programme to support the assessment of the longevity of consumer products.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | UK
    Zero Waste Scotland

    Zero Waste Scotland

    Use products and resources responsibly.

    Read more

    Move & Travel

    Policy & Cooperation | Finland
    CitiCAP

    CitiCAP

    Personal carbon trading on mobility.

    Read more

    Product | Germany
    Coboc

    Coboc

    Making pedelecs lighter and more attractive.

    Read more

    Service | International
    Fairbnb.coop

    Fairbnb.coop

    Community powered tourism.

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    Policy & Cooperation | Poland
    Gdynia Cargo Bikes

    Gdynia Cargo Bikes

    Cargo bikes are changing cities.

    Read more

    Service | Sweden
    MoveByBike

    MoveByBike

    100% bike logistics.

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    Service | Norway
    Nimber

    Nimber

    Going your way, anyway.

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    Concept | Germany
    Radbahn

    Radbahn

    Building the first roofed cycle path along the U1 underground line in Berlin.

    Read more

    Service | the Netherlands
    Swapfiets

    Swapfiets

    Bicycle as a service.

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    Service | Finland
    Whim

    Whim

    Mobility as a service.

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    Triggering & Incentivising

    Policy & Cooperation | Finland
    CitiCAP

    CitiCAP

    Personal carbon trading on mobility.

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    Policy & Cooperation | Poland
    Gdynia Cargo Bikes

    Gdynia Cargo Bikes

    Cargo bikes are changing cities.

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    Policy & Cooperation | Germany
    Nochmall

    Nochmall

    Getting Berliners excited about waste avoidance, reuse and upcycling.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Poland
    Recycling Machines Warsaw

    Recycling Machines Warsaw

    Devices for selective waste collection that motivate inhabitants to change their habits and behaviour.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Austria
    Vienna Repair Voucher

    Vienna Repair Voucher

    The Vienna Repair Voucher motivates people to give their products a second life.

    Read more



  • Estonia

    Service | Estonia
    Bepco

    Bepco

    Circular transport packaging systems.

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    Policy & Cooperation | Estonia
    Green Tiger

    Green Tiger

    The tiger leap to green economy.

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    Finland

    Policy & Cooperation | Finland
    CitiCAP

    CitiCAP

    Personal carbon trading on mobility.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Finland
    Finnish Roadmap to a Circular Economy 2016-2025

    Finnish Roadmap to a Circular Economy 2016-2025

    Leading the cycle.

    Read more

    Service | Finland
    Lindström

    Lindström

    Caring about maintenance - a sustainable rental service for textiles.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | International
    SUSTAINORDIC

    SUSTAINORDIC

    A platform and network that aims to promote sustainable consumption and production (SDG12) based on a Nordic perspective.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Finland
    Think sustainably

    Think sustainably

    Make sustainable choices in Helsinki.

    Read more

    Service | Finland
    Whim

    Whim

    Mobility as a service.

    Read more

    Germany

    Policy & Cooperation | Germany
    Bits & Bäume

    Bits & Bäume

    The Movement for Digitalisation and Sustainability.

    Read more

    Service | Germany
    circular.fashion

    circular.fashion

    A digital platform to ensure circularity in every step.

    Read more

    Product | Germany
    Coboc

    Coboc

    Making pedelecs lighter and more attractive.

    Read more

    Product | Germany
    Engel Sports

    Engel Sports

    Functional sportswear that is sustainable in the value chain and in its entire life cycle.

    Read more

    Concept | Germany
    Everwave

    Everwave

    Floating platform that filters plastic and plastic particles from the water.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Germany
    German Ecodesign Award

    German Ecodesign Award

    Germany’s highest state award for ecological design.

    Read more

    Service | Germany
    kaputt.de

    kaputt.de

    Platform for repair solutions of electrical devices.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Germany
    Nochmall

    Nochmall

    Getting Berliners excited about waste avoidance, reuse and upcycling.

    Read more

    Product | Germany
    Pyua

    Pyua

    Functional outwear that is made of 100 percent recycled materials and can be reused.

    Read more

    Concept | Germany
    Radbahn

    Radbahn

    Building the first roofed cycle path along the U1 underground line in Berlin.

    Read more

    Service | Germany
    Solarkiosk

    Solarkiosk

    E-Hubs as a promise for the future.

    Read more

    Service | Germany
    sonnenCommunity

    sonnenCommunity

    Households as the new centre of a clean energy system.

    Read more

    Poland

    Service | Poland
    Chełpliwe Pudeła

    Chełpliwe Pudeła

    Vegan food delivery in reusable containers and bags.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Poland
    Gdynia Cargo Bikes

    Gdynia Cargo Bikes

    Cargo bikes are changing cities.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Poland
    Recycling Machines Warsaw

    Recycling Machines Warsaw

    Devices for selective waste collection that motivate inhabitants to change their habits and behaviour.

    Read more

    Service | Poland
    Swapp!

    Swapp!

    Fast moving consumer goods in closed loop system based on refilling stations.

    Read more

    Service | Poland
    UrCup

    UrCup

    Reusable cups, plates, cutlery and mugs for caterers and event organisers.

    Read more

    Russia

    Service | Russia
    Bushe

    Bushe

    The eco-conscious chain of bakeries and pastry shops.

    Read more

    Service | Russia
    Paketa net

    Paketa net

    Reducing the end-user’s ecological footprint.

    Read more

    Service | Russia
    Pokupay pravilno

    Pokupay pravilno

    The best packaging is none.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Russia
    The Regions Sustainable Development Award

    The Regions Sustainable Development Award

    Help businesses gain financial support in regions of Russia.

    Read more

    Sweden

    Policy & Cooperation | Sweden
    Gröna Listan

    Gröna Listan

    The Green List for public procurement.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Sweden
    Händelö Eco-Industrial Park

    Händelö Eco-Industrial Park

    World-leading industrial symbiosis between industry and city through bio-based and circular economy.

    Read more

    Service | Sweden
    Karma

    Karma

    Saving the world should be effortless. Save food with a tap of a button.

    Read more

    Service | Sweden
    MoveByBike

    MoveByBike

    100% bike logistics.

    Read more

    Service | Sweden
    Retuna

    Retuna

    The world’s first recycling mall.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Sweden
    Smarta Kartan

    Smarta Kartan

    Mapping of initiatives that promotes access over ownership.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | International
    SUSTAINORDIC

    SUSTAINORDIC

    A platform and network that aims to promote sustainable consumption and production (SDG12) based on a Nordic perspective.

    Read more

    Other countries

    Service | International
    Fairbnb.coop

    Fairbnb.coop

    Community powered tourism.

    Read more

    Service | Norway
    Nimber

    Nimber

    Going your way, anyway.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | International
    PROMPT

    PROMPT

    An independent testing programme to support the assessment of the longevity of consumer products.

    Read more

    Service | Switzerland
    Pumpipumpe

    Pumpipumpe

    Sharing of everyday objects in the often anonymous urban neighbourhoods.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | International
    SUSTAINORDIC

    SUSTAINORDIC

    A platform and network that aims to promote sustainable consumption and production (SDG12) based on a Nordic perspective.

    Read more

    Service | the Netherlands
    Swapfiets

    Swapfiets

    Bicycle as a service.

    Read more

    Service | Denmark
    Too Good To Go

    Too Good To Go

    An app to buy leftover food.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Austria
    Vienna Repair Voucher

    Vienna Repair Voucher

    The Vienna Repair Voucher motivates people to give their products a second life.

    Read more

    Service | Austria
    wastebox.biz

    wastebox.biz

    Optimised and simplified construction site disposal

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | UK
    Zero Waste Scotland

    Zero Waste Scotland

    Use products and resources responsibly.

    Read more



  • At local level

    Policy & Cooperation | Germany
    Bits & Bäume

    Bits & Bäume

    The Movement for Digitalisation and Sustainability.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Finland
    CitiCAP

    CitiCAP

    Personal carbon trading on mobility.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Poland
    Gdynia Cargo Bikes

    Gdynia Cargo Bikes

    Cargo bikes are changing cities.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Sweden
    Händelö Eco-Industrial Park

    Händelö Eco-Industrial Park

    World-leading industrial symbiosis between industry and city through bio-based and circular economy.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Germany
    Nochmall

    Nochmall

    Getting Berliners excited about waste avoidance, reuse and upcycling.

    Read more

    Concept | Germany
    Radbahn

    Radbahn

    Building the first roofed cycle path along the U1 underground line in Berlin.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Poland
    Recycling Machines Warsaw

    Recycling Machines Warsaw

    Devices for selective waste collection that motivate inhabitants to change their habits and behaviour.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Sweden
    Smarta Kartan

    Smarta Kartan

    Mapping of initiatives that promotes access over ownership.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Finland
    Think sustainably

    Think sustainably

    Make sustainable choices in Helsinki.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Austria
    Vienna Repair Voucher

    Vienna Repair Voucher

    The Vienna Repair Voucher motivates people to give their products a second life.

    Read more

    At regional level

    Policy & Cooperation | Germany
    Bits & Bäume

    Bits & Bäume

    The Movement for Digitalisation and Sustainability.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Sweden
    Gröna Listan

    Gröna Listan

    The Green List for public procurement.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | UK
    Zero Waste Scotland

    Zero Waste Scotland

    Use products and resources responsibly.

    Read more

    At national level

    Policy & Cooperation | Germany
    Bits & Bäume

    Bits & Bäume

    The Movement for Digitalisation and Sustainability.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Finland
    Finnish Roadmap to a Circular Economy 2016-2025

    Finnish Roadmap to a Circular Economy 2016-2025

    Leading the cycle.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Germany
    German Ecodesign Award

    German Ecodesign Award

    Germany’s highest state award for ecological design.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Estonia
    Green Tiger

    Green Tiger

    The tiger leap to green economy.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | Russia
    The Regions Sustainable Development Award

    The Regions Sustainable Development Award

    Help businesses gain financial support in regions of Russia.

    Read more

    At international level

    Policy & Cooperation | International
    PROMPT

    PROMPT

    An independent testing programme to support the assessment of the longevity of consumer products.

    Read more

    Policy & Cooperation | International
    SUSTAINORDIC

    SUSTAINORDIC

    A platform and network that aims to promote sustainable consumption and production (SDG12) based on a Nordic perspective.

    Read more

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