A Circular Economy
for a sustainable future on a healthy planet

We extend the life cycle of available resources: materials, products, water, energy.
We reuse instead of throwing away.
We reduce waste and pollution.
We take care of our environment.

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We are incommon, a nonprofit organization. We work bottom-up, with citizens, schools, businesses, institutions, groups and local authorities to apply the circular economy in everyday life.

The results of our work

Imagine a world where old clothes become new toys, food waste is turned into flower beds in your neighborhood, and coffee waste turns into heating energy for an entire kindergarten. For incommon, this is the circular economy in practice!
2.000+
individuals have adopted more circular habits
7.600+
people have actively interacted or participated in our activities
161+
tons of CO2 equivalents have been saved through our projects
200+
original actions have been carried out with citizens, schools, businesses/enterprises, social groups, local actors
36+
tons of organic waste have been diverted from the landfill
1.000.000+
people have been informed about how we can make our neighborhoods and cities more circular

Our projects

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incommon-kyklos

kyklos

circularity lab
incommon-kafsimo

kafsimo

from coffee waste
incommon-foodtreasure

foodtreasure

for organic waste

From the linear to the circular economy

Today, our world relies mainly on new materials. This means that for everything we need – a new shirt, a new cell phone, a bottle of water – most materials come from the earth, are used and then thrown away. In other words, they end up in the landfill where they remain for years, polluting the environment. This is how the linear economy works.

Materials that return to the global economy -or even our household’s economy- after the end of their initial use and life, are available resources, otherwise known as secondary materials. In this way, we don’t always need new ones. It is this transition to a circular economy that we target and put into practice through our projects, simple, everyday, applicable solutions, in materials, food, water, energy and other resources.

The 10 R of Circularity

Circularity for incommon is a way of thinking about how we use, and reuse resources in our home, office, school, neighborhoods, villages and cities. Through ten steps we change habits and help the planet in practice.
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Respect
Rethink
Refuse
Reduce
Reuse
Refurbish
Repair
Repurpose
Rot
Recycle