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Have a waste-free breakfast or latte "In guter Gesellschaft" café







More and more zero-waste shops and eateries like “In Guter Gesellschaft” on Hamburg’s Sternschanze are catering to people keen on sustainable lifestyles. There, food is bought and sold entirely free of pa…

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Start-up and e-scooter manufacturer Dott to raise efficiency









E-scooters, designed to make traffic in cities calmer, faster and environment friendlier are collected at night and loaded onto diesel-powered trucks over Hamburg, which is not in keeping with climate protecti…

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Tourist and hotel numbers grow - outlying locations proving popular

The number of overnight guests in Hamburg last year is expected to exceed the 15 million-mark for the 19th consecutive time while overnight stays grew 5.9 per cent to some 13 million in late October. More than&nb…

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More and more Hamburg founders are starting with a sustainable business idea. In loose succession, Hamburg News presents particularly promising concepts

An idea can gain momentum when someone like Greta Thunberg is behind it. Just a year after beginning her school strike for clim…

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Trend to package-free food rising as more stores open up

Hamburg’s first unpackaged shop called Stückgut has been operating an entirely different concept successfully since 2016. Food, hygiene products and cleansing agents are sold entirely without packaging –…

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Receipts mandatory from January 1st - grocery stores to issue receipts free of chemicals

The Hamburg-based grocery store chain, Edeka and its discounter Netto, will issue mandatory receipts on blue-grey thermal paper to comply with a new law effective from January 1, 20…

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Hamburg-based Terrorists of Beauty seeks social rethink with natural ingredients as tools

Violence is not their thing. Natalie Richter and Mar Navajas Garcia, the founders of Terrorists of Beauty, see their provocative company name as a kind of communication strategy: “We do…

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"Bicycle Monitor Germany 2019" certifies Hamburg bike-friendliness - more advances likely

Hamburg’s cycling infrastructure is set for yet another boost and will be combined with high-quality services, if Kirstin Pfaue, Cycling Co-ordinator has her way. Commenting on the…

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Retail versus online shopping, hit gifts and just how important is sustainability?

Residents of Hamburg plan to spend an average of EUR 474 on Christmas gifts this year. Around 83 per cent of 23 to 38-year-olds want to order most gifts online similar to 67 per cent of 3…

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55 per cent cut to CO2 emissions by 2030 - Hamburg to become climate-neutral by 2050

The senate presented Tuesday (December 3, 2019) its continued climate plan and a new climate protection law for achieving Hamburg’s climate goals. CO2 emissions are to be cut …

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Shift to cleaner, quieter and space-saving bikes worth EUR 1.5 million to Hamburg

Hermes is trialling them on the last mile, Ikea is offering them to its customers, and coffee shops like Coffee-Bike, have discovered them as a stand-alone business model – …

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Tiny Escape offer city dwellers time out - exposed to nature and downsizing

Just let your mind drift – it’s pleasant and the ideal remedy for burnout. Tiny Escape’s origins lie in Sophie Müller’s desire to escape the bustling city briefly, to tank up with energy drawn from n…

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Firm's product wins Malaga's Global Blockchain Challenge and Future Hamburg Award

LignoPure, an early stage start-up based in Hamburg, has won the innovation category of the Global Blockchain Challenge, which ended Wednesday (November 13, 2019) in Malaga. This late…

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Conference part of run-up to Social Media Week 2020

A session focusing on “Sustainable Corporate Communications” was held in Hamburg Thursday (November 7, 2019) in the run-up to Social Media Week underway from February 24-28, 2020. During the session, delegates gained insight int…

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Chamber of Commerce honours Effenberg bakery's exemplary mobility concept

The Effenberger Vollkornbäckerei in Hamburg has been awarded the Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 prize for exemplary and environment-friendly mobility based on its use of electric delive…

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Recycled plastic goes digital with Cirplus - 30 global firms in pilot project

digital online market for recyclates, set up by the Hamburg-based Cirplus start-up, is growing in popularity after 90 companies from 15 countries enquired about several ten thousand ton…

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Project to enable documentation, analysis and mobility in co-operation with Wunder Mobility

The Hanseatic city and Wunder Mobility are launching a unique platform to make new mobility offers more transparent marking a first in Germany. This comes amid the rising importance of sus…

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Senate to develop climate protection strategy with concrete measures by end of 2019

The Hamburg senate has agreed on guidelines and measures to reduce CO2 emissions by 55 per cent before 2030 over levels in 1990 as part of a new climate protection strategy. Hamburg remains commit…

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Ambassador of SDGs highlights potential of blockchain for sustainable development

This year’s Earth Overshoot Day, the date on which humanity’s resource consumption for the year exceeds the Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources, occurred on July 29, 2019 and earlier…

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Berlin's Sirplus on mission to make waste food mainstream - over 100 enquiries from Hamburg

The founder of the Berlin-based Sirplus founder Raphael Fellmer is aiming to give edible food that has been discarded based on visual faults, overproduction or the best-before da…

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Experts and politicians to discuss ideas, concepts and strategies in Chamber of Commerce

Experts in retail, the property sector, logistics and politics will come together on Wednesday (August 21, 2019) to discuss strategies, concepts and practical ideas at the first Hamburg Trade…

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Impact Hub combining sustainability with entrepreneurism - crowdfunding to fund interior

Impact Hub is set to open its Hamburg branch in August in a bid to promote sustainable and socially equitable business models. The provider already hosts co-working spaces in more t…

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Prize honours start-ups focusing on sustainability and climate protection

Start-ups focusing on environmental protection and sustainability have until the deadline of July 31, 2019 to apply for the StartGreen Awards, which will be presented on November 20, 2019 in Berlin during F…

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8,000 supermarkets put Hamburg-based company's "cardboard house" on show

Tchibo launched Tuesday (July 9, 2019) Tchibo its “Sustainable Living. Every Day” campaign and presented a so-called House of Sustainability made of cardboard in 8,000 stores across Germa…

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EU funds joint project iniatiated and led by HAW Hamburg

The European Union has allocated EUR 8.4 million for the joint Bioplasic Europe project to tackle plastics in seas. The project is part of its Horizon 2020 research programme. The consortium leader and initiator o…

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Renewable Energies Cluster invites people to learn from Leuphana University

The Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster Agency is inviting people to view photovoltaic systems, aquifer heat storage and an “intelligent” control system for Leuphana University’s main building in Lüneburg on…

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Series A round pays out EUR 8.3 million - Delivery Hero SE and DEG become partners

Bio-lutions International AG, the Hamburg-based manufacturer of ecological packaging and disposable tableware made from agricultural waste, has secure EUR 8.3 million in a Series A financ…

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30 cities urge G20 to step up climate protection, social inclusion and sustainability

A total of 30 major cities including Chicago, Helsinki, Johannesburg, Sydney and Hamburg met Wednesday (May 22, 2019) at the Urban 20 Mayors Summit in Tokyo and urged governments to leverage the…

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Startup opening "Green Pauli" vegetable and herb roof garden

The Überquell Brauwerkstätte is opening the 220-square metre Green Pauli urban gardening project on Thursday (May 23, 2019) at 3 pm. Partnered by local schools and the Altonaer Kinder Küche for children, the p…

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Firms in Hamburg to lower CO2 emissions from production to disposal

Hamburg is promoting climate friendly production in a bid to halve CO2 emissions by 2030 over those in 1990 and by as much as 80 per cent before 2050. Industries across the city are already using climat…