Greenpicks supports plastic waste collection in Port Grimaud

Thumbs up for Greenpick's plastic waste collection campaign in Port Grimaud
Thumbs up for Greenpick’s plastic waste collection campaign in Port Grimaud

Greenpicks supports plastic waste collection campaign in Port Grimaud

Fine sand, beach walks, secluded coves and crystal clear water – that is the romantic idea of a perfect holiday by the sea. On many beaches in the world, however, garbage mountains from plastic spoil the holiday pleasure. More and more water sports people are documenting on the internet surfing on a wave of plastic.

Greenpicks’ plastic waste collection campaign in Port Grimaud is already showing the abundance of many plastic products. We entrust to all peoples heart spending their holidays on the beach to the careful use of plastic and a responsible waste disposal.

Unfortunately, the EU ban on plastic will only come into force in the year 2021. Then there must be recyclable alternatives to plastic cutlery, plates, straws, cotton swabs and drink stirrers, as well as to polystyrene frothed food and beverage packaging (e.g., yoghurt pots). Continue reading Greenpicks supports plastic waste collection in Port Grimaud

Sustainability Week 2017

Sustainability Weeks 2017

As part of the Sustainability Week 2017, the owner, Annette Husmann, successfully presented the concept of greenpicks.de/en at Interseroh in Cologne and presented sustainable products from various eco-friendly online shops represented at Greenpicks.
Sorry, presentation only in German language available. On request is also a presentation in English possible.

Upcycling Exchange in Hannover 2015

Upcycling Exchange in Hannover 2015

Upcycling Exchange in Hannover
Upcycling Exchange in Hannover

“Waste prevention is easy if creative ideas inspire you.” – This is what the Hannover Upcycling Exchange does, which takes place for the first time on 12 September 2015.

With a mix of interesting supporting program and stalls with various upcycling exhibitors this promises to be an exciting afternoon. Trade visitors and curious will find items of educational institutions, shops and designers. Also present: Upcycling exhibition, materials and products to buy, hands-on activities and a money-free material exchange table. Everybody is cordially invited to get a taste of the world of upcycling, namely from 1 to 6 p.m. at Glocksee Bauhaus e.V. in Glockseestraße 35, 30169 Hannover. Continue reading Upcycling Exchange in Hannover 2015

Upcycling diversity at FREI-CYCLE Fair

FREI-CYCLE Design Fair

Mid-September 2014 the FREI-CYCLE Design Fair for Recycling & Upcycling was held in Freiburg, Germany, for the second time. Nestled in the BADEN MESSE the FREI-CYCLE opened its doors to an international audience from Germany, France and Switzerland. The nearly 80 exhibitors from seven countries presented a great upcycling diversity at a high level.

Upcycling music instruments from old cigar boxes by Blue Bones
Upcycling music instruments from old cigar boxes by Blue Bones / © Photo Iris Streit

As a visitor you could admire and purchase products and ideas from all different walks of life. From a variety of used materials, there were bags, accessories, decoration, art and design, fashion, jewelry, furniture, lamps and other housing elements. As last year, Lisa Vöhringer organized the event well and put together a great selection of labels. So the exhibitors ranging from small start-ups to renowned label of the upcycling design scene, delighted, informed and inspired the number of interested people. Continue reading Upcycling diversity at FREI-CYCLE Fair

Continued cooperation with Ecostyle 2014

Cooperation Partner: Eco- and Upcycling-Market and Ecostyle
Cooperation Partner: Eco- and Upcycling-Market and Ecostyle

Eco- and Upcycling-Market is cooperation partner of the Ecostyle also in the second year.

From 30 August to 2 September 2014 Messe Frankfurt will be showing its green side again: Ecostyle – the trade fair for sustainable consumer goods – will be opening its gates for the second time. It is a platform for verified sustainable products which are highly convincing in their state-of-the-art design. This trade fair format is currently unique in Germany. The exhibition will feature major brands as well as innovative newcomers. Here, the Ecostyle is quite international, because the manufacturers of green lifestyle and design products come from Germany and abroad. Continue reading Continued cooperation with Ecostyle 2014

Fair-Cycle – The new trade fair in Munich!

Fair-Cycle Logo
Fair-Cycle: Trade Fair for fair consumption and sustainable design

On 17/18 May 2014 the Fair-Cycle exhibition takes place in Munich for the first time. This is a new trade fair for fair consumption and sustainable design with a focus on Upcycling. Eco- and Upcycling-Market is a cooperation partner of the Fair-Cycle – we are already very excited! Continue reading Fair-Cycle – The new trade fair in Munich!

Mini-Maker-Fair: Do-it-yourself trend increases

In the Mini-Maker-Fair last Saturday people met in Colabor in Cologne-Ehrenfeld that are addicted to the Do-it-youfself trend.

Mini-Maker-Fair: Urban gardening is possible in the smallest space
Urban gardening is possible in the smallest space

In panel discussions and workshops it was about the topics of Open Workshops, Repair Cafes, Urban Gardening and Bicycle Repair. Thus, the do-it-yourself movement in public space. Since a while new forms of DIY have come up. Given the resources and energy crisis, but also the prosperity crisis mainly in the cities occurs a new lifestyle that focuses on DIY, Sharing and Exchanging, Upcycling and Yourself Growing. Continue reading Mini-Maker-Fair: Do-it-yourself trend increases

Highly popular „Heldenmarkt“ Berlin

Heldenmarkt Berlin 2013

Heldenmarkt Berlin 2013
Heldenmarkt Berlin 2013

There was a large crowd last weekend at the „Heldenmarkt“ in Berlin. In long lines, visitors waited patiently at the cash points to get admitted to the fair for sustainable consumption at the Postbahnhof in Friedrichshain.

And the wait was worth it! There was a wide range of sustainable alternatives from different walks of life to be seen and experience. In the ground floor mainly suppliers of all kinds of culinary delights lined up together seductively. For me as a chocolate fan, the choice of fair trade chocolate varieties was like paradise. Anyone who found the way to the upper floor after these temptations, could enjoy a truly diverse selection of organic / fair clothing, upcycling products, household goods, eco toys, furniture, gift ideas and more. Especially the proportion of exhibitors who follow the thought of Recycling/Upcycling was according to my impression even higher this time than in the previous year. I was particularly impressed by the varied range of Upcycling Deluxe. Bags, hats, belts and fashion accessories from car tires, records, coffee and rice sacks form a balanced unit of upcycling products. And I think that this is just the beginning, in view of the fact that there are infinitely discarded materials or declared to waste recyclables.

Heldenmarkt 2013 in Berlin
Heldenmarkt Berlin 2013

In addition, you could also learn about alternative investments, green energy providers and health insurance companies.

A stage show with raffle, green fashion show and vegetables cooking show, lectures and workshops, the well-frequented Repair café and a delicious organic vegetarian catering completed the program. All in all a great event!

A large crowd also at the following shops of Eco- and Upcycling-Market, that were represented on “Heldenmarkt” Berlin:

  • Monalito with baby Pendulo, Dopper and ajaa! Boxes
  • reditum with the proven moveo shelves
  • ia io with eco-fair dream bedding
  • kleiderhelden with sexy, organic, fair and high-quality underwear for men

 

Heldenmarkt Berlin: Products von reditum, ia io, Monalito und kleiderhelden
Products von reditum, ia io, Monalito und kleiderhelden on www.upcycling-markt.com