OFFCUT: A second life for materials

A view of the OFFCUT materials market in Zurich

Waste or raw materials? The OFFCUT materials market offers a wide range of remnants and offcuts otherwise destined for disposal. In this way, this pioneering project extends the life of unused and used goods, turning remnants into raw materials and feeding them into a sustainable cycle. The idea behind it is not just ecological in nature: materials with a previous life are inspirational and drive creativity.

More sustainability for Switzerland

In addition to the sale of remnants, OFFCUT provides expertise and techniques on upcycling. Thanks to the support of the Migros Pioneer fund, OFFCUT was founded in Basel, then additional OFFCUT locations were opened in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. The OFFCUT cooperative was established as a nationwide network.

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Photo/stage: Weisswert