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Einmal ohne, bitte

Einmal ohne, bitte

A label for waste free shopping

shops already take part.

Our Aims

The Label “Einmal ohne, bitte” aims to avoid packaging waste in shops and takeaways. Businesses such as these, that offer baked goods, cheese, meat and other food and non-food products without their usual packaging, are then given extra visibility on the high street. Our project evolves around a sticker with the slogan “Einmal ohne, bitte” (translates as “Can I have it as is, please?”) that can be found at the shop entrance orcounter. It draws attention to businesses that offer unpacked goods, which you can takeaway in your own container or bag. The sticker is accompanied by guide material for distributors and caterers, as well as web-based offers for customers. An interactive online map on our website gives a good overview of participating businesses and on Instagram and Facebook we regularly deliver news on package free shopping and related topics. Furthermore, spreading our initiative to other cities and regions is in development and highly sought after.

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Our Map

To make waste free shopping a breeze we keep a record of partnering shops and restaurants with an online map. It will continuously be updated and aims to help you find participating businesses in your neighbourhood.

Our Supporters

Auch unser Projekt bedarf finanzieller Unterstützung, schließlich möchten wir gerne Einmal ohne, bitte noch bekannter machen und weiterhin neue Geschäfte aufnehmen. So müssen Sticker bestellt und verschickt werden, die Internetinfrastruktur bezahlt und Aktionen mit Sachmaterialien ausgestattet werden. Daher möchten wir uns an dieser Stelle ganz herzlich bei der Zukunftsstiftung Ehrenamt, der Deutschen Post Code Lotterie sowie dem Referat für Umwelt und Gesundheit der Stadt München für die finanzielle Förderung bedanken.

Who benefits from this project..?

...distributors and caterer

Offering and selling unpacked items in the retail industry and catering trade is being simplified. Through providing personel with guide material about the Do`s and Don`ts of reusable containers, the service quality is raised by increased knowledge.Are you a distributor or caterer already offering products or food without packaging? Take the chance to spread the word easily by registering on our map. We are looking forward to your message!

...the customers

Through our label customers are able to discover alternative shopping possibilities in their neighbourhood. The sticker is clearly visible and creates a comfort zone for customers to use their own container for food and other items without feeling embarrassed.These positive experiences lead to a higher motivation to keep up waste free shopping.Additionally, the amount of waste in customers` homes is being reduced and from a long-term perspective, effort and cost for garbage disposal decreased.

..the environment

Marine plastic, microplastic in our bodies, contamination from oil extraction and consumption of valuable resources: by reducing paper and plastic waste we contribute to sustaining our precious habitat and raising the quality of life for succeeding generations.With our campaign we and all participating distributors, caterer and customers support the United Nation`s Sustainable Development Goals: 12 (responsible consumption and production), 13 (climate action), 14 and 15 (life below water and on land) as well as 17 (partnerships for the goals).

Did you know that...?

  • ... 18,2 billion tons of packaging waste were produced in Germany in 2016?
  • ...42.000 tons of lightweight packaging accumulate in Munich alone per year?
  • ...the use of plastic packaging has been doubled since 1995?
  • ...the amount of service packaging as cheese wrapping, bread bagstakeaway boxes has increased by 40 percent since 2000?
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Photographer: Zsofia Mia Molnar

About us

The Label “Einmal ohne, bitte” was initiated by the Munich based non-governmental organization rehab republic e.V. This collaborative and creative community raises awareness for a sustainable development. It researches energy- and resource conscious lifestyle concepts while supporting ideas, projects and people: From cooking parties to prevent food waste, humorous postcards and dancing through the city, just for a start. Want to learn more about us and our activities? Head over to our webseite!