highlights, Uncategorized / 30.03.2020

How to overthrow the crisis king’s crown (CORONA) on March 23, 2023 It was exactly three years ago that the small team from Thinking Circular was sitting together at the crisis meeting concerning the corona situation. And like some crises, whether Chernobyl, the forest decline, Fukushima, the climate crisis or the financial crisis of 2008, the Corona crisis has burned itself into the minds of the employees. What is not longer part of the team in 2023 is the fear of another crises. Only one thing is certain: the...

Circular Economy, highlights, Uncategorized / 10.03.2020

Dr. Bettina Hoffmann, MdB, spokeswoman for environmental policy and environmental health for the parliamentary group of BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN, has a concept: a resource-effective, non-toxic and climate-neutral circular economy. Materials, fluids and substances must be kept in economic lifecycles and  increasing waste and growing landfills must come to an end. She describes the concept in her discussion paper published in February 2020....

Circular Economy, highlights / 23.01.2020

Prof. Klaus Schwab promoted a frame called „stakeholder capitalism“. His interpretation of this form of economy as well as the phrase itself was widely discussed. The Davos participants are criticized for their raider behaviour, draining the resources of the planet, causing climate change. Such the new Davos Manifesto is a step into the right direction and we would like to interpret what we have watched during the meeting....

highlights / 10.10.2019

Our plastic packaging waste is preserved for centuries and pollutes the oceans, unless it is burned. Since the presentation of the Ellen McArthur Foundation at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2018, no one seriously denies this and has triggered disruptive changes. What was once dismissed as an issue for tree huggers is developing into innovative business models in many industries....

highlights, Tools / 24.11.2018

When cognition meets causality, the creation of encounter is called cooperation In a systems world, accelerated and enabled by information and communications technologies, finance, economic and trade systems, just-in-time productions chain, food production and distribution and research and innovation extend across an interdependent word. Humanity is confronted by an array of deepening, connected challenges which are of an unprecedented intensity and scale. They are truly global and in a process of rapid and dynamic change. Learning about systems causalities is changes our thinking. But the questions turns up, what...

Circular Economy, highlights / 08.06.2018

80% of the world’s phosphorus is found in natural mines in just four countries on the planet. Only a handful of companies in the world produce phosphorus. Europe and Germany in particular is the most dependent on imports, specifically by 95%. Neither deposits nor production capacities can be considered to be secure. In addition, phosphorus thins out and virtually disappears on the earth, as it is repeatedly dispersed. This is because 90% of the phosphorus mined as phosphate ore is used in food manufacturing. However, out of the...

Circular Economy, highlights, Tools / 04.06.2018

Classical economists such as Adam Smith described consumption as the end of economic activity, thereby defining our throwaway society. One of the main theses of the physiocrats was that it must be possible to master nature in order to create the foundation for economic activity. The basic concept of the Circular Economy does not share these theses. It is only by understanding nature that we will be able to carry out economic activity in the long term in such a way that we are even able to survive...

Circular Economy, highlights / 09.03.2018

Update April 2018: We are online! You can find all information at thinking-circular.com . ___ My vision and my plans for the future of our planet are getting a new home: Green innovations require interaction between many competencies. Being a forward thinker, identifying innovations, giving them space at the right moment to develop further and to blossom - in the multiverse of Thinking Circular, pioneering advancement takes place on various levels. Think outside of the box. Think circular. The development of the Circular Economy needs competence centres, think tanks, interest groups, innovation drivers, intersections....