general / 14.10.2019

The climate protection package just announced by the Federal Government mobilizes innovations. An order increase of 70% in the electric retrofit of diesel commercial vehicles in the back had loaded the ORTEN Group for a VPP-Event to Bernkastel-Kues. Customers and suppliers of the group have come together to shed light on the next steps towards the electrification of commercial vehicles....

general, power / 09.08.2019

Renewable energy system integration is standing still in Germany. And system integration is a challenge, in particular because it is also intended to relieve the burden on consumers. Now the draft of the "regulation for the innovation tenders and for the change of further energy industry regulations --InnAus VuÄndV", of the Federal Ministry of Economics is present. He disappoints and is no impulse for innovation. In addition, the regulation has a short term only. This makes the standstill in terms of energy turnaround clear again. The regulation provides...

general, Uncategorized / 19.05.2019

Mai 15, 2019, the educational training center  Internationaler Bund Südwest (IB), Pirmasens, started its first vocational orientation course in cooperation with  PS:ChiPS GmbH. ChiPS is located in the Banana Building, Husterhöhe in Pirmasens. This is literally across the street of IB and now creates a campus feeling. PS:ChiPS GmbH develops sustainable partnerships between China and Germany. [caption id="attachment_1855" align="alignleft" width="300"] v.l.n.r: Xiaolong Kong, Eveline Lemke, Lu Bai, Libo Yan, Jörg Wünnenberg, Doris Schäfer[/caption] Major goals are services in for start-up companies from China in Germany as well as the development...

general / 01.04.2019

Digital Strategies, Circular Economy, climate protection or the development of green industries are in the need of new forms of teaching and new curricula word wide. This is the case for China, too. [caption id="attachment_1730" align="alignleft" width="300"] 25.03.2019 l. to r.: Lu Bai (Chips GmbH), Eveline Lemke (Thinking Circular) Xduan Wie (Moderator) und Li Jian (Member of the CPPCC National Committee)[/caption] The government has a clear view of necessary developments within the educational systems and addressed this to education, society and economy. Eveline Lemke, founder of Thinking Circular und Minister...

Circular Economy, general / 07.03.2019

The company Biovegan from Bonefeld in the district Neuwied, produces baking ingredients, baking mixes, sauces and desserts. Now Biovegan has developed the first compostable packaging for their baking powder. The Thinking Circular team is delighted to accompany Biovegan on its journey towards Circular Packaging. What is the goal? With the new packaging, which consists of renewable and compostable raw materials, Biovegan wants to make a contributionto our planet by reducing plastic use. The entire packaging - both primary product packaging and the transparent film used to bundle individual packages...

Circular Economy, general, Tools / 09.05.2018

You can meet me in Munich at IFAT, the world’s leading trade fair for environmental technologies! Hall A3, stand 127/226 with our network partner, Ecoliance Hall A4, stand 115/214 with our network partner, Ecoliance Get in touch and we can arrange an individual appointment! Furthermore, I will be taking part in the ITAD panel discussion at 15:30 on 17.05.18. The topic of discussion will be whether or not the provisions of the Circular Economy Package represent genuine progress. You can already read about my thoughts on the issue in this blog article: Professor Braungart...

Circular Economy, general, power, processes / 09.05.2018

According to information from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, around 60 million people across the globe are registered as refugees. They are fleeing from war, violence and land theft to secure raw material supply. Among their number are those people who have been robbed of their livelihood due to ecological crises such as droughts or flooding. The precise combination of poverty, exploitation, violence, environmental disasters and lack of opportunities causes people to flee. At the same time, obsessive consumerism rages in our societies and continues to grow. We are...

Circular Economy, general / 22.02.2018

I can not imagine and will not accept that it takes us only 5 seconds to produce or 5 minutes to use, what takes nature 500 years to ecologically dismantle and absorbe. And exactly this is what happens with about 142 million tons of plastics in our oceans. Let’s upcycle and regain the values out of waste. The volume of services of green technologies is calculated to grow by 20 % until 2025 up to 2,400 billion Euros. Green bonds and investments, that’s the future. I am offering you network...

general / 23.01.2018

Dear Readers, This is where I will post about issues that are of concern to me in the future. These include the circular economy, eco-design, Cradle to Cradle and many others. You will always be able to deduce my political, green background, as I continue to observe and support the development of a sustainable economy and I allow myself the liberty of placing these issues within a political context. My first blog post on the topic of “Upgrading waste electrical and electronic equipment”, which also happens to be the...