general / 16.09.2021

We are currently experiencing great changes: Climate change, digitalization, the Corona pandemic and weather events that destroy entire landscapes, as recently in the Ahr Valley. All this makes us feel what change means. Donella Meadows has described how, in times of change, people's fundamental ideas about who we are in this world also undergo major changes. With "Transcending paradigms" she described the changes in socially anchored attitudes, which are also the greatest levers in changing systems. Maja Göppel has written about this and described a summary of urgent...

general, highlights / 09.09.2021

Economies as complex systems can’t be described in one sentence. Looking into classrooms, students learn about economies as simple linear structures. They inhale demand and supply, production and consumer interests, money and currencies, prices and speculation. All that can easily be described by numbers and curves in a 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional math. Leaving the classroom, we come to notice: Economy is more. It is not 2- or 3-dimensional. Especially the global economy - which evolved from cultivated assumptions and underlying paradigms - goes beyond that. How to emphasize the...

general / 06.08.2021

The top 10 Circular Materials by mass Do you know the world's largest material flows that are managed in a circular way? For Thinking Circular®, this question comes up more often as part of our consulting work. That's because companies turning to the Circular Economy want to know exactly what the effects of adopting a circular economy are, and what the benefits are to their business and the environment as a result. Looking at the most successful materials that are managed by people in a circular way can provide...

Circular Economy, Tools / 07.07.2021

The circular economy offers new answers to the question of how 9 billion people can survive on this planet, accepting that there are planetary boundaries and climate change is ongoing. The aim of this study was to identify drivers of the big five globally largest material flows by mass from a circular economic perspective and to understand their story behind....

general / 19.05.2021

Often it is assumed that consumers support the Circular Economy mainly through demanding circular products. System thinkers say, consumers are overestimated in this role. Furthermore, this mindset suggests that we can maintain our current system. The only thing consumers need to do is to consume differently. But that doesn't go far enough. This we would like to clarify in this blog post....

Tools, Uncategorized / 02.03.2021

Im Metropolitan Verlag, Regensburg erscheint im März 2021 zum vierten Mal ein Jahrbuch Nachhaltigkeit. Es enthält wertvolle Impulse, sich den wachsenden Herausforderungen des Ressourcen- und Klimaschutz zu stellen und eine Transformation zur Circular Economy und Klimaneutralität in der Wirtschaft anzustoßen....

general, highlights / 26.02.2021

The Circular Economy already offers some answers to the question of how the economy could be in the future. However, the theory is not complete. It still lacks an idea how we as humans are described in this new world. How would people have to be or act if the theory of the Circular Economy were to become reality? We dare to attempt a formulation that - following the Circular Economy - we call Homo Circularis....