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  • Food recycling and repairs: Amsterdam implements new economic model By scoop.me
  •  For the first time in history, Kate Raworth’s “doughnut model” for sustainable economy is to be implemented. The city of Amsterdam announces that it will drastically reduce its consumption of resources and materials. And thus revive the economy after the Covid-19 outbreak. The EU Commission is also showing interest.

    The deputy mayor of Amsterdam, Marieke van Doorninck, announces her plans for post-Covid-Amsterdam. The city wants to reduce the consumption of new materials by 50% over the next decade. The doughnut model should help to get out of the recession. It has been developed by economist Kate Raworth at Oxford University.

    As a concrete measure, products with longer shelf lives will be promoted. The focus will also be on repairs – a concept that is currently being

    reintroduced into everyday life everywhere. Just think of the “repair caf├ęs” that can now be found in all the hip cities from Vienna to Berlin.

    Amsterdam is the first city to implement economic change with the doughnut model

    Doughnut model is implemented in Amsterdam

    But back to Amsterdam: Restaurants and hotels in the city will be obliged to donate discarded food. In construction industry, there will be special “passports” to document which materials can be reused. In addition, the use of sustainable materials is further encouraged.


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