Münsterland is climate land. The reasons for this are the great commitment of the four districts and the city of Münster as well as pioneering projects that were initiated and implemented by people from Münsterland. Learn more about the region's pioneering projects.
From 2023, restaurants, caterers, canteens and delivery services will be obliged by the German Packaging Act to offer reusable containers as an alternative to disposable packaging for the takeaway and delivery of food and beverages. An important sign for climate protection.
With the aim of introducing a particularly low-waste, high-quality and uniform reusable system for the out-of-home sale of food, the City of Münster, together with Münsterland e.V., DEHOGA Westphalia, Studierendenwerk Münster, reusable system provider Relevo and the premium glass brand ARCOROC, has developed an innovative glass reusable solution that is a real alternative to the plastic variants otherwise common on the market.
Glass is a particularly sustainable solution: as a raw material, it can be recycled indefinitely and is 100 per cent recyclable. In contrast to most plastics, it also avoids the consumption of finite fossil raw materials.
Storage technologies play a central role in the future energy supply, for example to ensure grid stability. In the EnerPrax project, Münster University of Applied Sciences is conducting research together with the municipality of Saerbeck to determine which combination of storage options is optimal for different demands and generation quantities.
In Olfen, a system was developed that adjusts the routing of school buses according to demand: Just-in-time, the system calculates the shortest route based on the number of pupils boarding the bus to reach the required destination stops. By using the new route optimisation, the mileage of Olfen's school buses could be significantly reduced. This saves fuel, costs and time and is also good for the environment!
In the municipality of Saerbeck, the local bioenergy park generates electricity from wind, sun and biogas and is home to a large composting plant for the energetic and material recycling of biowaste. In addition, there are solar plants on private roofs, a heating centre behind glass, a regenerative heating network for public buildings such as kindergarten, school and church, as well as an energy experience trail and an extracurricular learning site - a powerful variety of projects.
The Münster-based cooperative offers the opportunity to invest money sustainably. The goals are: Climate protection, equitable development opportunities and sustainable energy supply.
Regional, decentralised and CO2-neutral - energieland2050 e.V. and the climate protection work of the Steinfurt district are known beyond the borders of Münsterland.