/ 11.03.2019

The Berliner Recycling- und Rohstoffkonferenz is organized by TK-Verlag together with Professor Dr.-Ing. Daniel Goldmann from Technische Universität Clausthal and Professor Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Bernd Friedrich from  RWTH Aachen. On the plenary session on the first day, political, judicial and strategic speeches will be held and discussed with the participants....

Circular Economy, general / 07.03.2019

The company Biovegan from Bonefeld in the district Neuwied, produces baking ingredients, baking mixes, sauces and desserts. Now Biovegan has developed the first compostable packaging for their baking powder. The Thinking Circular team is delighted to accompany Biovegan on its journey towards Circular Packaging. What is the goal? With the new packaging, which consists of renewable and compostable raw materials, Biovegan wants to make a contributionto our planet by reducing plastic use. The entire packaging - both primary product packaging and the transparent film used to bundle individual packages...

Circular Economy, recycling / 03.02.2019

The world around us continues to be in a state of flux - with new innovations and technologies being developed across the globe every day. Digitalization revolutionized modern living and changed the way we work. The phenome of a throwaway society is worldwide. Even the developing countries show a rapid growth in mobile devices. This trend is nowhere else more obvious than in India. India's smartphone market hugely relies on the low and mid-range “budget phones”, which are designed as littering products. These range of products is regularly upgraded...

/ 19.09.2018

The window of opportunity is open. The chances for positive developments for the planet, its people and economic as well as social value are huge. Eveline Lemke points out perspectives for fields of interest....

/ 17.09.2018

The window of opportunity is open. The chances for positive development for the planet, its people and economic as well as social value are huge. Eveline Lemke points out perspectives for fields of interest....

Tools / 23.08.2018

How can we deal with complex problem solving and transitioning? What can enable us to face global challenges? Is there still any chance to protect our climate and deal with upcoming changes? What can make us resilient and help us to manage crisis?   Methods Research and applied sciences have presented methods of Systems Thinking. These allow the development and advancement for a systems mindset for dealing with complex problem solving and transitioning to the Circular Economy. The most important method is the Feeback-Loop. Action can either balance a system and...

Circular Economy / 01.08.2018

Carbon is bad for the climate; that’s now common knowledge. But there is also “good” carbon, which makes it possible for us to store CO2and helps us to cool the climate down. The ‘Fachverband Pflanzenkohle’ [Specialist Association for Vegetable Carbon] now intends to provide information and support for “good” carbon. Dr Susanne Vester, Chairperson of the Fachverband Pflanzenkohle, explained to me everything that the “good” vegetable carbon is capable of and how it is produced:   “Vegetable carbon has many properties! It is used as an additive in skin cream, feed,...

Circular Economy / 02.03.2018

“We can still play here if we do it right”, said Jyrki Katianen, Vice-President of the European Commission, in his speech to around 600 stakeholders on European Industry Day. On 22 February 2018, in Brussels, he referred to the digital race, which Europe lost to the USA long ago with the former now having to confront competition from China. Europe must not lose this contest. However: China is, for example, investing 150 billion euros by 2030 in projects on artificial intelligence. Even Saudi Arabia has recently decided to...