Circular Economy, Uncategorized / 24.04.2020

Outdated association structures and fear of investments prevent environmental protection in the hot-dip galvanizing industry The Corona crisis is currently changing the way we see our lives. What is really important for the survival of industrial societies? In her Circular Economy Package, EU Commissioner Ursula von der Leyen has explicitly provided that all rules of the game that are being reinvented are based on the “best available technologies”. With the presentation of the “Masterplan for a competitive transformation of the energy intensive industries, enabling a climate neutral Circular Economy...

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....

Uncategorized / 16.10.2019

The Mazovia Circular Congress took place in Warshaw for the second time on October 11th. The Congress, which is a meeting of Polish and world experts and practitioners, was an excellent opportunity to deepen knowledge on one of the priority economic trends for Europe, which is the circular economy. During the Conference circular business practices, unique start-up solutions and experiences of cities and regions from around the world, as well as real benefits from the transformation in the circular direction were presented. Together with collegues we presented world’s sustainable...

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...

Circular Economy, Uncategorized / 20.01.2019

The paperless workplace – an illusion? REEP is a start-up coming from Israel. It’s team challenges paper consumption. Paper will never disappear, for people trust printed pages more than digital data. And we all love beautiful printings and books. In overcoming the crisis of paper hibernation de-imaging, de-inking and automising paper use was powered by REEP. Thus DiPa (TM) your Digital Paper Assistant was created. This is Circular Economy for your office workplace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTWzEtnMdvc Im am empowering REEP as impact investor. We will present DiPa at the World Economic Forum 2019...

Circular Economy, Uncategorized / 20.01.2019

The paperless workplace - an illusion? REEP is a start-up coming from Israel. It's team challenges paper consumption. Paper will never disappear, for people trust printed pages more than digital data. And we all love beautiful printings and books. In overcoming the crisis of paper hibernation de-imaging, de-inking and automising paper use was powered by REEP. Thus DiPa (TM) your Digital Paper Assistant was created. This is Circular Economy for your office workplace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTWzEtnMdvc Im am empowering REEP as impact investor. We will present DiPa at the World Economic Forum 2019...

Circular Economy, Uncategorized / 07.10.2018

Up-cycling is legally binding in Germany An explanation : The treatment of waste must safeguard humans and our environment. Taking precautions and sustainability are legally binding. The level of substitution of material or energy is the measure for success.  This is what the German Circular Economy legislation (Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetz (KrWG) defines. Especially treatment in the form of cascades are emphasised to be of high value. This means that the material use shall be bigger in the beginnen of the treatment cascade, alway following resource optimisation processes. What does recycling mean? The definition of recycling  in...