Zero-Waste Supermarket Crowdfunding Index

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ShopLocationCrowdfunding
Platform
Year &
Period
WeeksBackers≈ Avg.
Pledge
Threshold
& Goal
Total
Funded
($ € %)
L'Epicerie Bio




Germany



Bremen
Startnext

2017-2018

1Dec-15Jan
6.5Threshold 1
€12,000

Threshold 2
€30,000
nurINpur

Germany



Ingolstadt
Startnext

2017-2018

28Nov-14Jan
6.5Goal: €22,000
FREA


Germany



Berlin
Startnext

2017-2018

26Nov-14Jan
5.5Goal: €25,000
Wunderbar Unverpackt

Germany



Göttingen
Startnext

2017-2018

25Nov-14Jan
7383€131Goal: €50,000€50,075

101%
Nada

Canada



Vancouver
Wayblaze

2017

15Nov-15Dec
4.5499$111 CAD
(≈€70/$90)
First Goal: $25,000 CAD (raised in 24 hrs)

Second Goal: $40,000 CAD (raised in one week)

Third Goal:
$50,000 CAD
Total Funded: $55,555 CAD
(≈€36,427)

222%
Abfüll-Bar Wendland


Germany



Dannenberg (Elbe)
Startnext

2017-2018

4Nov-31Jan
8Goal 1
€12,800

Goal 2
€17,000
Fridi Unverpackt Reutlingen

Germany



Reutlingen
Startnext

2017

13Oct-21Dec
5.5Threshold 1
€12,000

Threshold 2
€30,000
DER SACHE WEGEN

Germany



Berlin
Startnext

2017

25Sep-22Oct
4149€63Goal: €9,000€9,398

104% of Goal
Vrac'Attitude

Belgium



Gerpinnes
Ulule

2017

22Sep-26Oct
5155€33Goal: €5,000€5,165

103% of Goal
Lieber Ohne

Austria



Vienna
Startnext

2017

9Aug-11Sep
4.5179€59Goal: €10,000€10,482

105% of Goal
Bulk Market

United Kingdom



London
Spacehive

2017

1Jun-22Aug
12335£63
(≈ €72)
Threshold: £28,853
(≈ €32,807)
£21,187
(≈ €24,090)

73% of Threshold
Palette

Switzerland



Bern
wemakeit

2017

11Apr-24May
6521CHF 74
(≈ €65 / $80)
Goal: CHF 33’000
(≈ €30,000 / $35,000)
CHF 38’756
(≈ €34,000 / $41,000)

117% of Goal
Unpackaged-Chez Mamie Zurich

Switzerland



Zurich
wemakeit

2017

5Mar-4Apr
412398 CHF
(≈ €85 / $105)
13’700 CHF
(≈ €12,000)
12’000 CHF
(≈ €10,200)

114% of Goal
Frau Ernas

Germany



Magdeburg
Startnext

2017

31Mar-31May
8357€56Goal: €31,013

Threshold: €13,031
€20,136

155% of Threshold

65% of Goal
Unverpackt Bamberg

Germany



Bamberg
Startnext

2017

6Mar-23Apr
7243€18Threshold: €30,000

Goal: €60,000
€44,599

149% of Threshold

74% of Goal
L'Épicerie Vrac Yverdon

Switzerland



Yverdon
wemakeit

2017

12Feb-15Mar
4524CHF 86
(€74)
CHF 53’730
(≈ €46,400)
CHF 45’000
(≈ €38,800)


119% of Goal
in.gredients

United States



Texas,
Austin
Indiegogo



2nd CF
2017

3Feb-6Mar
4.5536$56
(≈ €45)
Threshold: Flexible

Goal: $30,000
(≈ €24,300)
$30,261
(≈ €24,500)

101% of Goal
Veedelskrämer

Germany



Köln-Ehrenfeld
Startnext

2017

27Jan-1Mar
4.5157€73Goal: €11,111€11.438

103% of Goal
Unverpackt Lübeck

Germany



Lübeck
Startnext

2017

24Jan-5Mar
5348€48Threshold: €10,000

Goal: €15,000
€16.636

110% of Goal
Go Vrac


Switzerland



Neuchâtel
wemakeit

2017

19Jan-5Mar
6.5292CHF 98
(≈ €85)
Goal: CHF 20’000
(≈ €17,300)
CHF 28’635
(≈ €24,700)

=143% of Goal
Ohne Umweg

Germany



Nördlingen
Startnext

2017

16Jan-20Feb
5315€89Goal: €27,000€28,024

104% of Goal
Abfüllerei Basel

Switzerland



Basel
wemakeit

2016-2017

1Dec-18Jan
745089 CHF
(≈ €77)
38’000 CHF
(≈ €35,500)
40’196 CHF
(≈ €37,800)
Basel Unverpackt

Switzerland



Basel
Self-managed campaign2017->VariableStill Running
Naturellement Vrac

Switzerland



Châtel-St-Denis
wemakeit

2016

30Nov-30Dec
4363CHF 109
(≈ €94)
Goal: 40'000 CHF
(€46,651)
49’641 CHF
(€46,651)

112% of Goal
ZeroHero

Germany



Nürnberg
Startnext

2016

28Nov2016-3Jan2017
5439€59Goal: €22,000€26,050

118% of Goal
Jeninchen

Germany



Jena
Vision Bakery

2016

13Nov2016-8Jan2017
7438€46Goal: €16,785€20,241

121% of Goal
Unverpackt Saarbrücken


Germany



Saarbrücken
Vision Bakery

2016

8Nov2016-2Jan2017
8.5336€62Goal: €20,000€20,672

103% of Goal
Unverpackt Konstanz (Back To Nature)

Germany



Konstanz
Indiegogo

2016
30Nov-1Feb(?)2017
831€73Goal: $30,000
(flexible)
$2,265

8% of Goal
Au Petit Poids

Belgium



Braine-le-Château
Ulule

2016

17Oct-28Nov
6143€38Goal: €2,500 €5,504

220% of Goal
O'Sillo

Belgium



Leuze-en-Hainaut
Kiss Kiss Bank Bank

2016

26Sept-26Oct
4.576€38Threshold: Flexible

Goal: €2,500
€2,885

115% of Goal
Glaskiste

Germany



Freiburg
Startnext

2016

24Sep-4Dec
10394€53Goal: €15,000€21,053

140% of Goal
Unverpackt Darmstadt

Germany



Darmstadt
Startnext

2016

19Sept-27Oct
6478€56Threshold: €20,000

Goal: €30,000
€26,900

135% of Treshold
90% of Goal
Stückgut

Germany



Hamburg
Startnext

2016

6Sep-16Oct
5.5963€45Threshold: €35,000

Goal: €45,000
€43,154

123% of Threshold

96% of Goal
Atout Vrac

Switzerland



Freiburg
wemakeit

2016

30Aug-14Oct
6.5299CHF 85
(≈ €80)
Goal: CHF 25,000
(≈ €21,600)
CHF 25,520
(≈ €22,000)

127% of Goal
Tante Olga


Germany



Köln
Startnext

2016

1Jun-30Jun
4928€54Goal: €48,000€49,723

104% of Goal
Kabas

Belgium



Mechelen
Indiegogo

2016

4May-30Jul
12.5216€48Goal: €10,000€10,453

116% of Goal
Épicerie LOCO

Canada



Montreal
Ulule

2016

28Apr-14Jun
6.5469$65 CAD
(≈ €43/$53)
Goal: $8000 CAD
(≈ €5250 / $6500)
$30,416 CAD
(≈ €20,000 / $24,600)

380% of Goal
Råvarene

Norway



Bergen (Hordaland)
Kickstarter

2016

12Apr-4May
8330€77Goal: €23,174
(210,000 NOK)
€25,396
(230,133 NOK)

110% of Goal
LØS Market

Denmark



Copenhagen
Booomerang.dk

2016

1Apr-22July
161582€31Goal: €47,000
(350.000,00 DKK)
€49,000
(365.028 DKK)

104% of Goal
The Fillery

United States



New York, Brooklyn
Kickstarter

2016

1March-2April
4388€44 Goal: $15,000$17,075

114% of Goal
De Verpakkingsvrije Winkel

Netherlands



Leiden
Voor je Buurt

2016

24Feb-31March
5170€54Goal: €9,000€9,177.50

102% of Goal
Das Gramm

Austria



Graz
Startnext

2016

11Feb-11March
4870€69 Goal: €50,000€60,270

121% of Goal
Ouni

Luxembourg



Luxembourg
Self-Managed
Co-Op
Membership Model
2016

6Feb-17Jun
19500€360Goal: €180,000 €180,000

100% of Goal

(and still increasing...)
Unverpackt Trier

Germany



Trier
Startnext

2016

22Jan-29Feb
5.5836€34Threshold: €20,000

Goal: €45,000
€28,055

140% of Threshold

62% of Goal
Louise Genießt

Germany



Erfurt
Vision Bakery



2nd CF
2016

4Jan-24Jan
3354€35Goal: €11,190€12,527

112% of Goal
Mamie Mesure

France



Vitré
Ulule

2016

...-12Nov
144€39Goal: €5,500€5,590

101% of Goal
L'Oria

France



Ajaccio
Ulule

2016

3Jun-23Jun
3213€32Goal: €6,785Goal: €6,785

104% of Goal
Frida

Austria



Voralberg
Startnext

2015

27Nov2014-11Jan2015
12112€108Threshold: €12,000€12,084

100% of Threshold
Unverpackt Leipzig

Germany



Leipzig
Startnext

2015

4Nov-31Dec
4193Threshold: €17,000

Goal: €21,500
Threshold not reached
Holis

Austria



Linz
GREEN ROCKET



2nd CF
2015

5Oct2015-31Jan2016

[SHOP CLOSED
13-AUG-2016]
16207€822Threshold: €50,000

(Limit: €175,000)

€170,100
LOANS?

340% of Target
Epicerie Boomerang

France



Mouans-Sartoux
Kiss Kiss Bank Bank

2015

1Oct-14Nov
6.5177€41Goal: €7,000€7,290

104% of Goal
LoLa

Germany



Hannover
Startnext

2015

17Sept-1Nov
6.5295€65Goal: €15,000€19,195

128% of Goal
Einzelhandel

Germany



Münster
Startnext

2015

11 Sept-
Goal: €30,000Cancelled
Bio Lokaal

Netherlands



Coevoorden
CrowdAboutNow

2015

4Sept-30Nov
1297€396Threshold: €25,000
*loans
€38,385

153% of Goal
Natürlich Unverpackt

Germany



Düsseldorf
Startnext

2015

14Aug-27Sept
6414€52Goal: €20,000€21,599

108% of Goal
Louise Genießt

Germany



Erfurt
Startnext



1st CF
2015

9Jun-.. .
Goal: €35,000 Goal not reached
La Consigne

France



Cherbourg
Kiss Kiss Bank Bank

2015

15May-24June
6121€52Goal: €5,000€6,267

125% of Goal
Ohne

Germany



Munich
Startnext

2015

20Mar-17Jun
12958€51Threshold: €43,500€48,804

112% of Threshold
Holis

Austria



Linz
wemakeit



1st CF
2015

18March-19May

[SHOP CLOSED
13-AUG-2016
6488€80Threshold: €25,500€39,316

157% of Threshold
Au Grain Près

France



Marseille
Kiss Kiss Bank Bank

2015

15March-4May
782€42Goal: €3,300€3,430

104% of Goal
Einfach Unverpackt

Germany



Leipzig
Vision Bakery

2015

20Jan-25Dec
5521€42Goal: €20,000€22,006

110% of Goal
Opgeweckt Noord


Netherlands



Groningen
CrowdAboutNow


2015

5Jan-30Mar

[SHOP CLOSED
1-JUL-2016]
12138€362Threshold: €25,000
*loans
€50,000

200% of Goal
Liebe & Lose

Austria



Innsbruck
Startnext

2014

23Dec2014-23March2015

[SHOP CLOSED MARCH 2016?]
121105€47Threshold: €35,000

Goal: €50,000
€51,467

103% of Goal
Lose

Germany



Dresden
Startnext

2014

1Dec2014-31Jan2015
8790€39Goal: €25,000€30,813

123% of Goal
Content

Belgium



Leuven
Crofun.be

2014

27Oct-26Nov
4115€42Threshold: €3,000€4,866

160% of Goal
Bag & Buy

Netherlands



Utrecht
Doorgaan.nl

2014

26Sept-24Nov

[SHOP CLOSED
14-FEB-2016]
8850€108Threshold: €75,000
€92,166

123% of Threshold
Zero Market

United States



Colorado,
Denver
Indiegogo

2014

30July-30Sept
8197€128Threshold: Flexible

Goal: $30,000
$25,921

86% of Goal
Robuust

Belgium



Antwerp
Indiegogo

2014

May-April
640€41Threshold: Flexible

Goal: €22,500
€1,652

7,3% of Goal
Original Unverpackt

Germany



Berlin
Startnext

2014

8May-16June
5.5
1493€73Threshold: €20,000

Goal: €45,000
€108,900

242% of Goal
La Recharge

France



Bordeaux
Kiss Kiss Bank Bank

2014

14Mar-13April
4130€32Goal: €3,500€4,170

119% of Goal
Unpackaged
(Hackney Shop)

United Kingdom



London
Directly with customers20128between £2,000
and £25,000
(≈ €2,300-28,500)
*low interest loans
The New Leaf Co-Op

United Kingdom



Edinburgh
Buzzbnk

2012

10July-16Aug
527£124
(≈ €141)
Target: £1,000 (≈ €1,361)
* loans
£3,340
(≈ €4,534)

334% of Target
in.gredients

United States



Texas,
Austin
Indiegogo



1st CF
2010

30Jun-...
10234 $66Threshold: Flexible

Goal: $15,000
$15,455

103% of Goal


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The above list gives an overview of crowdfunding campaign results of packaging-free / zero-waste supermarkets / grocery shops. Different crowdfunding platforms express different philosophies (which can in some cases be combined). It’s good to be aware of the differences.

Loans vs Donations
When the campaign is based on loans, it promises to return all pledges (investments) to the supporters, within a pre-defined time slot. Look at for example the campaign of Opgeweckt Noord (Netherlands) on CrowdAboutNow, with its 48 month return period.  Other loan-based campaigns, such as the one of Unpackaged (UK), were self-managed, without a typical crowdfunding platform. But many crowdfunding campaigns are donation-oriented.

Rewards (Perks)
This way of working is often seen at donation-based campaigns. The donators are given (small) gifts as a (bonus) reward for their support. Example: Original Unverpackt (DE), who offered bags and cookbooks via Startnext.

Co-Op
Ouni (Luxembourg) is an example of a shop that was born out of the the co-operative business model, meaning that it is fully owned and steered by its members. To become a member one had to buy at least one share of €100. Besides the right to co-manage the shop, actively volunteering members were given extras, such as a 5% discount on all products.

Financial Institutions 

Some crowdfunding platforms are daughter companies of financial institutions, like Doorgaan.nl, a subsidiary of insurance company De Amersfoortse. In their campaign with Bag & Buy (Netherlands), Doorgaan.nl invested an extra €5 for every Facebook like and €10 for every share .

More Crowfunding Information
Head to the mighty Wikipedia – Crowdfunding.

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10 Comments

  1. Hi Rutger,

    you can add

    “Die Veedelskrämer” (packaging-free, Köln-Ehrenfeld)
    crowdfunding https://www.startnext.com/veedelskraemer

    “Ohne Umweg” (no plastic packaging, Nördlingen)
    crowdfunding https://www.startnext.com/ohneumweg

  2. Hi Rutjer,

    Bulk Market in London will start crowdfunding soon, it would be great if you could add it here too.
    https://www.spacehive.com/zero-waste-supermarket-london
    Bedankt 🙂

  3. Hi Rutger good job Gratuliere 😊

  4. Hi Rutger,

    I just discovered the crowdfunding for “the clean kilo” in Birmingham, UK!
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-clean-kilo-birmingham-s-first-zero-waste-shop#/
    Worth adding 🙂

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