24 April 2020

Plastic reduction as everyday endeavour

New blog post about the political potentials in the apparent privatization of responsibility for plastic reduction is online at Soziologieblog.

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5 February 2019

From zero waste lifestyle to a garbage-free society? – The limits of waste avoidance in a growth-based society

Lukas Sattlegger and Luca Raschewski

Translation from the German version originally published in Blog Postwachstum.

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15 January 2019

Reflections on Sustainable Food Distribution Systems

Transdisciplinary collaboration with societal actors is a major trend in sustainability research. However, looking at the concrete practice regarding scientific conferences and publications, … 

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4 December 2018

Food Democracy Now !

Lukas from PlastX reports from the Second Congress of the German-speaking Food Councils from 23rd to 25th November in Frankfurt/Main. …

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13 April 2017

How Packaging Bridges Production and Consumption (4)

in Globalized Food Supply Systems – Social Dimension (4). In the last two weeks I spoke about the spatial and temporal differentiation of modern food supply systems. Now I will turn to the social consequence of this differentiation.

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5 April 2017

How Packaging Bridges Production and Consumption (3)

in Globalized Food Supply Systems – Temporal Dimension (3). In 21st century food markets, the differentiation of production and consumption practices is not only spatial but also temporal.

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29 March 2017

How Packaging Bridges Production and Consumption (2)

in Globalized Food Supply Systems – Spatial Dimension (2). Industrial food supply is characterized by globalized markets and increasing food miles. Modern supermarkets provide foods from all over the world, all year long. As these foods need to be transported, increasing physical distance generates need for technical solutions to ensure safe transportation of fragile goods. Packaging is central to many of these transportation practices. 

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22 March 2017

How Packaging Bridges Production and Consumption (1) Overview

 in Globalized Food Supply Systems – An Overview (1). Is packaging the central connecting device in globalized food networks? This four-part essay will discuss how packaging based practices construct spatial, temporal and social bridges in differentiated food chains.

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14 December 2016

Unnecessary Packaging Waste

Which (unnecessary) packaging frustrates consumers and why? What are responses from producers and suppliers? The consumer association “Verbraucherzentrale Nordrhein-Westfalen” ran a campaign on occasion of the European Week for Waste Reduction 2016 to address these questions.

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26 October 2016

PlastX Kick-off Workshop with Stakeholders

On the 20th of October, PlastX welcomed their project partners at the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE). The Kick-off Workshop was the starting point for close transdisciplinary collaboration between science and societal practice.

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20 September 2016

Announcement: Kick-off Workshop in October

Now that the newly formed PlastX research team is ready to take off, we are inviting partners from science and society to a first come-together for a kick-off workshop on the 20th of October.

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