Circular Economy / 09.09.2019

This scenario for an industry in distress drew on the occasion of the specialized event of the paper industry on 3/4 September in Munich. The PTS-Coating Symposium began with a debate about the scenarios of an industry losing 4% per year. Even drastic efficiency measures, which have an increase of 19%, only help on a temporary basis, according to analyzes. Digitization threatens to kill the paper. How can an invention of the paper industry look like, how recycling processes, coatings, paints and prints should be designed so that a...

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...

Circular Economy, Tools / 18.07.2019

Dr. Hans Meves, Eveline Lemke, July, 18th, 2019 Social value is measured in prices. Through Circular Economy a new system of values is generated. In their article, the authors refer to a recent example of the political discussion to introduce a binding legal framework for the return of consumer products to manufacturers and retailers. The negative effect on our environment is huge 41 % of all costs that are created in production processes are externalized, which means that societies have to come up for eliminating negative environmental effects. In the case of...