Circular Economy is not a new invention, but has been described decades ago and is now prominently represented, for example, by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, where you will find a lot of material to support the change.
Climate change, the overexploitation of the finite resources of our earth and high population growth present us with historically new challenges to transform our global economy. It is not a question of ideological questions, but at the heart of the matter is how the capitalist system can be transformed so that our children and grandchildren have a future worth living.
Today we have the technical possibilities to realize the Circular Economy with digitalization, modern sensor technology, advances in material sciences and communication technologies. Politics is called upon to create the boundary conditions. Companies must take the concept of “sustainability” seriously, assume responsibility for their products and develop and implement new business models.
The understanding of the circular economy thus extends far beyond the narrow waste sector and recycling.
Since there is no clear definition, we would like to introduce you to some basic principles and thoughts whose logic you will not be able to escape.