ABOUT THE PROJECT
What is it about?
Original Unverpack’s team strives for a plastic-free world and unpacked shopping. Since 2014, it is the first zero waste shop in Germany to be a pioneer for sustainable consumption. It has inspired many others to open their zero waste shops (USA, Mexico, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland and many more!)
No garbage dogmatists, but fangirls and fanboys of a conscious, sustainable life. Beyond the zero waste shop, the team also runs an online shop, a magazine and regularly gives workshops on sustainable consumption.
Creation date: 2014
Country of origin: GERMANY
Staff: 32 people
Plastic use avoided
Shops opened in Germany
Original Unverpackt is a 100% for-profit social enterprise.
It does not rely on any grants.
Papers and cardboard waste avoided
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Milena is a Russian-German entrepreneur, author, zero-waste activist, feminist and mom. No less!
She pioneered the zero waste movement in Germany. She started a revolution with Original Unverpackt, which has inspired over 200 similar stores in at least three countries.
Background & awards
Forbes 30 under 30
Entrepreneurs of the year 2018/2019 - by Berlin Senate
Studied Society and Business Communication at University of Arts (Berlin).
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
In the Discovery program you will learn in details about:
Original Unverpackt (Vision, Story, KPI's, Impact, Business model)
Milena's entrepreneurial path & mindset (First steps, Main learnings, Pivots)
Her partnership proposal (Long term vision, Collaboration terms, partner's profile, etc.)
What it means to replicate the same concept (Daily life, Possible business models, Necessary skills)