News / 22.04.2021

In Germany the market share of green products was about 11% in 2017 (latest numbers; that’s 139 Billion EUR of 1,300 Billion EUR GDP in total). The goal of a higher market share for green products is to reach 32% in 2030 (= 404 Billion EUR). Did you know? Green energy consumption has increased by 50% since 2011. After introducing trustworthy ecolabels, sales of green products triple within one year. 82% of the 15–29-year-olds are currently revolutionizing the food market through eating less or no meat. 33% of them...

News / 02.03.2021

In March 2021, Metropolitan Verlag, Regensburg, will publish the fourth Sustainability Yearbook. It contains valuable impulses to face the growing challenges of resource and climate protection and to initiate a transformation to the circular economy and climate neutrality in the economy. In addition to articles on new aspects and developments, the Yearbook contains best-practice examples from companies, presents networks and organizations, and provides an overview of competitions and certificates in the field of sustainability. With "Homo Circularis - Of circularity and reality. And what it all has to do with...

News / 11.02.2021

Every child knows today: We are a throwaway society. Although we have been trying to perfect waste management, invent environmental regulations and preach producer responsibility for almost 40 years. Too often consumers are blamed for their consumption style, which is based on the principle of “take, make, waste”. In addition, there is the invisible enemy, the rebound effect, which keeps us buying new products, always believing that the new is better than the old: it uses less energy and is better for the climate. This phenomenon becomes visible...

News / 08.10.2020

Today we are proud to report the news from Christoph Klein, who, with ESG Portfolio Management, is a signatory to PRI, Principles for Responsible Investment, and who was accepted into the Leaders' Group 2020 there. This distinguishes the participants of the PRI Reporting Framework who show a particularly wide range of responsible investment excellence and who particularly stand out in this year's topic of climate protection. [caption id="attachment_3254" align="alignleft" width="300"] Source: Mowi Bond Investor Presentation, January 2020, page 21[/caption] Of the 36 out of 3,300 signatories who have received this...

News / 14.07.2020

Thinking Circular® and FZ Recycling GmbH & Co. KG Im Schülert 13, Niederzissen A construction site is always fascinating, exciting and surprising. For builder Leif Ziebeil, this has become an everyday occurrence in the past few months. But despite all the tensions and surprises - it's done. We have moved in. 99.9 kWp photovoltaic systems produce electricity on the roof and supply buildings and production. The vision of circularity, sustainability and energy efficiency has become real. Anyhow - even after months of planning and construction, the corona pandemic and lockdown, the...

News / 13.03.2020

Space for thinking and producing is scarce, which we experienced in our growth process. With every step we take, the need for space grows. So we decided to develop our own area. The choice for our head office has been made with an eye to the future and the possibility of development. Our small community of circular economy start-ups has deliberately chosen the location in the Niederzissen industrial area, because this is where we are at home. This is how FZ-Recycling started in Kottenheim, Thinking Circular® had its...

News / 05.03.2020

If every second truck would use retreaded tires, each year we could save 1,006,720 = one Million Tons CO24. Can we miss out on it? This question is one of the main issues discussed between some of the most powerful politicians of the European Union and the most powerful players of the European Retreading Industry, which are invited to come together at the Global Retreading Conference (GRC) on 9th June 2020 at Cologne. The GRC is a conference, where experts from all over the world meet the most important...

News / 06.01.2020

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. The principal assumption of the stakeholder economy is, that every company that wants to prosper over time, must not only deliver...

News / 06.11.2019

Thinking Circular contributed to REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR). This report tracks the annual development of renewables using the most up-to-date information and data available. Its neutral, fact-based approach documents in detail the annual developments in market, industry and policy. The report is a collaborative effort, drawing on an international network of more than 1,500 authors, contributors and reviewers from over 155 countries. Now in its 15th year, the GSR is the most frequently referenced report on renewable energy market, industry and policy trends. Since the first edition...

News / 06.10.2019

[caption id="attachment_2525" align="alignright" width="300"] Speakers at the VPP-Event (left to right): Achim Schröder, EFA-S, Reinhardt Ritter, EFA-S, Hartmut Bauer, EGS, Robert Domina, Huss Verlag, Robert Orten, Rolf Meyer, Meyer & Meyer Gruppe, Wolfgang Wüllhorst, BSR, Eveline Lemke, Thinking Circular, Erich Kielhorn, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Abhay Firodia, Force Motors Ltd., Frank Müller, BV eMobilität[/caption] The climate protection package just announced by the Federal Government mobilizes innovations. An order increase of 70% in the electric retrofit of diesel commercial vehicles in the back had loaded the ORTEN Group for a VPP-Event to...

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