Circular Economy – or Desaster is Looming

Climate change, the overexploitation of the finite resources of our earth and high population growth present historically new challenges to the global economy. Ideologies will not help to master the challenges ahead. It is central to find ways to transform current economic systems.

The objective: our children and grandchildren have a future worth living.

The Circular Economy is not a new invention, but an decades old idea.

Only today we have the technical possibilities to realize the Circular Economy with digitalization, modern sensor technology, advances in material sciences, production technologies, the use of renewable energy and advanced communication technologies.

Politics is called upon to create the framework conditions, multiply efforts in research and development and invest in innovative approaches like the future hydrogen based mobility, chemical production and the use of hydrogen in heat-intensive processes. Companies must assume responsibility for their products during their lifetime (Cradle to Cradle) and develop and implement new conducive business models.

The Circular Economy stands for the change of todays economic principles and thus extends far beyond the narrow waste sector and recycling.

Have a look at some interesting videos and websites:

Bank Intesa SanPaolo
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
European Commission

Not only waste can be recycled
Recycling of Buildings