The Sustainable Shopping Basket

The Sustainable Shopping Basket of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) offers tips for everyone wanting to live their lives more sustainably.

The Sustainable Shopping Basket – makes shopping better easy

The German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) launched the Sustainable Shopping Basket in 2003 as a project aimed at facilitating sustainable consumption. Since then, it has made a name for itself as a trusted independent portal for sustainable consumption. Its societal and political relevance has grown strongly in recent times. As an online guide, the Sustainable Shopping Basket highlights sustainable consumption alternatives and, with its rules of thumb, provides orientation in making all kinds of consumption decisions – from food and household items to fashion and cosmetics to mobility, electronics, homes and construction. It further offers an overview of trustworthy seals and product labels.

Since September 2019, the RENN.south has been responsible for publishing the Shopping Basket’s content (read more in the German press release here). The Regional Hubs for Sustainability Strategies (RENN) were established on the Council’s initiative in 2016. They are a network – arranged into four hubs – comprising a total of 20 actors, primarily from civil society, situated in all 16 federal states. Their common goal is to help drive forward implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Germany.

The Sustainable Shopping Basket brochures

Here you can access flyers on the Sustainable Shopping Basket – ten topical guides with information, pieces of advice and rules of thumb related to the topic of sustainable consumption. The guides provide practical advice on sustainable consumption in everyday life as well as an overview of product labelling and seals.

Topical flyers:

Topical flyers

Themen-Flyer (in German)