/ 08.10.2020

The plastic crisis has long since reached the economy. Whether critical inquiries from customers or demands from the political side - manufacturers today have to take a very different look at the subject of packaging. The measures proposed by the EU Commission for the circular economy package are an important point of reference here. "Avoid, reduce, recycle" is the motto in the field of packaging. More recycling (also of used plastic from the post-consumer area) is one of the key concepts for reducing the use of resources and...

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Outdated association structures and fear of investments prevent environmental protection in the hot-dip galvanizing industry The Corona crisis is currently changing the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 / 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....

general / 06.12.2019

Über 28 Millionen Weihnachtsbäume, viele Millionen Weihnachtskarten, Geschenkpapier, Baumschmuck, Lichterketten, an Weihnachten wird unser Konsum kräftig angekurbelt. Damit dies die Müllberge nicht weiter anwachsen lässt, ist nur ein wenig Nachdenken und Sorgfalt notwendig....

/ 11.10.2019

The Mazovia Circular Congress is a meeting of executives and leading experts in the field of circular economy. During the conference, you can listen to inspiring presentations, participate in interactive workshops, and learn about interesting case studies from Poland and Europe. Organizers of the event are the self-government of the Mazowieckie voivodeship and the Institute for Innovation and Responsible Development. Experts Participants: Eveline Lemke -Founder of Thinking Circular, expert on energy, raw materials and eco-design, former green Minister for Economic Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister in Rhineland-Palatinate. Dr hab. Joanna Kulczycka - Head of...

Circular Economy, Tools / 21.06.2019

Circularity refers to a circular economy, which is an economic system aimed at making most out of resources. The circular vision is a world without waste. The approach is regenerative and as such in contrast to the traditional linear economy, which has a “take, make, dispose” model of production. According to the world circularity-gap report, there is a long way to go: Only 9 % of all resources are reused in the economic cycle while 91 % turns into waste after the end of life of the product. Circular...