Change(K)now! – A mindset change from single-use to circular or multiple-use of food delivery systems in cities of the BSR
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Change(K)now!

PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
3 Climate-neutral societies
objective
3.1 Circular economy
Project type
Core Project
Implementation
November 2023 - October 2026

Change(K)now!

The Change(K)now! project helps municipalities reduce single-use food packaging in food delivery and catering systems, and build social acceptance among companies and people for circular reuse of food packaging.
Project summary

Change(K)now! is concerned with promoting a mind-set change in food delivery systems from single-use to multiple-use crockery and packaging at different use types. The project is focused on municipalities and municipal entities, food delivery businesses operating within, and, crucially, its residents. These players can drive the circularity of urban food delivery systems by adopting sustainable solutions and changing routines & behaviors. The problem is that such options are dispersed, their applicability is not tested beyond a particular case, and are not tailored nor mainstreamed widely enough to create acceptance by businesses and consumers. Change(K)now! will overcome this barrier by a) prototyping solutions, b) testing in pilot cases context and c) innovating existing circular solutions for food delivery so they are easier to adopt at four levels: municipal strategic management, institutional catering at public entities, catering at public events and in entrepreneurial activities on local food markets and gastronomy on public space. A training program on the set of solutions will transfer project outcomes via local multipliers. Easier access and training on circular solutions will enable municipalities to work as sustainability hubs by better mainstreaming circularity in their activities and territories, nudging businesses to reduce the environmental footprints of their operations, and shaping residents' behavior to change conducive to circular food delivery systems.

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Budgets

Change(K)now!
in numbers.
  • 4.61
    Million
    Total
  • 3.69
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway
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282 Benefitting organisations 1 Solution(s) in preparation 1 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 4 Pilotactivities 37 Organisationsin the project

Change(K)now!
in numbers.

  • 57.520954725.4198563
  • 56.956782324.1215979
  • 56.504279421.0032672
  • 59.451393524.716974
  • 59.432670524.7440021
  • 59.420569624.694821119195048
  • 59.424141124.7911006
  • 54.898623623.925300841787475
  • 55.525793525.1061247
  • 54.510345118.5444621
  • 53.430181814.5509623
  • 50.063893419.937440475591412
  • 54.306682818.5826616
  • 53.5753276500000069.95682044196797
  • 53.55034110.000654
  • 53.745613159.93972255972538
  • 53.5753276500000069.95682044196797
  • 54.3388275510.122530199116746
  • 55.65572412.349459
  • 55.686724312.5700724
  • 60.982601425.6613764
  • 60.982601425.6613764
  • 59.858612617.6387436

Project partners

Lead partnerVidzeme University of Applied Sciences
  • Town
    Valmiera
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Vidzeme
Total partner budget
265,988.00
Riga City Council
  • Town
    Riga
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Rīga
Total partner budget
153,244.00
Liepāja city municipality administration
  • Town
    Liepāja
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Kurzeme
Total partner budget
102,347.20
Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre
  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
Total partner budget
252,891.60
Tallinn Strategic Management Office
  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
Total partner budget
91,086.20
BEF Estonia
  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
Total partner budget
209,762.20
Baltic Restaurants Estonia AS
  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
Total partner budget
53,633.00
Environmental Center for Administration and Technology
  • Town
    Kaunas
  • Region
  • Country
    Lithuania
  • Region
    Kauno apskritis
Total partner budget
143,519.20
Anykščiai District Municipality Administration
  • Town
    Anykščiai
  • Region
  • Country
    Lithuania
  • Region
    Utenos apskritis
Total partner budget
177,100.00
POMINNO Ltd.
  • Town
    Gdynia
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Trójmiejski
Total partner budget
134,160.00
Association of Polish Municipalities in the Pomerania Euroregion
  • Town
    Szczecin
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Miasto Szczecin
Total partner budget
130,620.00
Buy Responsibly Foundation
  • Town
    Krakow
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Miasto Kraków
Total partner budget
110,080.00
Challengeen Ltd.
  • Town
    Gdańsk
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Gdański
Total partner budget
113,260.00
BEF Germany
  • Town
    Hamburg
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Hamburg
Total partner budget
468,480.00
Green Events Hamburg
  • Town
    Hamburg
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Hamburg
Total partner budget
343,484.00
Suri Signature - Mediterranean Food
  • Town
    Quickborn
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Pinneberg
Total partner budget
198,800.00
Oekomarkt e.V.
  • Town
    Hamburg
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Hamburg
Total partner budget
151,000.00
Kiel University
  • Town
    Kiel
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Kiel, Kreisfreie Stadt
Total partner budget
256,464.00
Gate 21
  • Town
    Albertslund
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Københavns omegn
Total partner budget
286,700.00
Copenhagen municipality
  • Town
    København
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Byen København
Total partner budget
418,500.00
Regional Council of Päijät-Häme
  • Town
    Lahti
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Päijät-Häme
Total partner budget
199,116.00
Smart & Lean Hub Ltd.
  • Town
    Lahti
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Päijät-Häme
Total partner budget
124,444.00
Coalition Clean Baltic
  • Town
    Uppsala
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Uppsala län
Total partner budget
227,846.00

Contacts

Events

04-05
June
Change(K)now! core group meeting in Hamburg
Project: Change(K)now!
Physical Meeting
04. - 05. June 2024
09:00 - 14:00 (CET)
    22
    April
    Online Change(K)Now! project presentation event
    Project: Change(K)now!
    Virtual Meeting
    22. April 2024
    00:00 - 23:59 (BST)
    22
    April
    Seminar on reduction of consumption of disposable single-use cups in public catering
    Project: Change(K)now!
    Physical Meeting
    22. April 2024
    13:00 - 16:00 (EET)
    12
    March
    Green Events - What it is about
    Project: Change(K)now!
    Virtual Meeting
    12. March 2024
    11:00 - 13:00 (CET)
    26
    February
    Seminar for caterers on the introduction of a container deposit scheme at city festivals (in Latvian)
    Project: Change(K)now!
    Physical Meeting
    26. February 2024
    14:00 - 17:00 (EET)
    24-26
    January
    Partners Meeting in Riga
    Project: Change(K)now!
    Physical Meeting
    24. - 26. January 2024

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