Cover photo: Desserto/ Green Product Award / Winner 2020

We are delighted that Katrin is once again part of the jury for the 10th anniversary of the Green Product Awards and the Green Concept Awards and will be judging the nominees in the kitchen category this year together with her colleagues.

Whether it’s a large family in the country or a single household in the city, the kitchen is and remains the centre of every home. It is where electricity and water are consumed and where too much plastic waste is still produced during use, including packaged food. Kitchen furniture, electrical appliances, as well as cooking and eating utensils offer a number of starting points for making kitchens and their use more sustainable.

“Material cycles should be thought of in terms of single varieties,” says Katrin de Louw.

In addition to a long service life, the materials and their processing are the key to a functioning and pure recycling economy. In particular, the bonding of different materials and raw materials should be avoided at best. Materials such as ceramics, wood and wood-based materials, but also glass and metals are in vogue for this reason. While smaller kitchen gadgets with a low level of complexity in production can already be thought of as being 100% in the material cycle, technical appliances are still on a journey here that also requires new structures in the trade. Even with complex appliances, it is important to recognise milestones towards more sustainability and to reward them as a jury.

Modular is easier to repair

An important ecological aspect and thus forward-looking is the modular thinking of furniture systems, interior fittings and electrical appliances, so that individual elements can be replaced if repair is no longer possible. Repairing kitchen products and thus extending their lifespan is a major challenge that the industry has to face and where it is important to inspire the end consumer.

Happy Birthday, Green Product & Green Concept Award!

The two international sustainability awards will be presented for the tenth time: the Green Product Award and the Green Concept Award.

Once a year, awards are given to products that stand out for their sustainability, innovation and design. Anyone who wants to compete, present their project and win can choose between 14 categories and submit their visionary concepts. Start-ups, companies, students and graduates can apply with a product that is not yet available on the market.

The winners will be chosen by a distinguished international jury and announced at the public awards ceremony in March.

Photo: Green Product Award | Winner 2020 | DESSERTO

The Green Product Awards press team headed by Katja Silbermann (Favourized PR | Communication) will be happy to answer all enquiries about the Green Future Club and the awards.

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