News / 10.08.2021

#Save the date October 19 / 20, 2021 Discussing the decarbonisation of global transport, the event will provide opportunities to discuss solutions to the industry’s challenges in both a online and in-person hybrid event format. My session is on the question of sustainable EV for the future. With a mix of high-level, informative presentations and panels, a stellar cast of speakers and audience members with deal-making capacity, the 2021 edition of the event will again be a success. I hope to see you there!  ...

News / 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...

News / 07.07.2021

The BIG 5 - and their story behind 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. Many scientific papers about circular economy focus on scoring countries according to their waste infrastructure, which exactly explains lacks in fulfilling the...

News / 26.04.2021

What we learn from nature science is that blue whales get disoriented by ship noise, dying riffs, rising temperatures due to climate change or because they are swallowing plastic waste. Just like the whales our material world is disoriented. Let’s use the metaphoric: Still, we are extracting 100 Billion tons of material every year out of this planet. That’s equivalent to more than 666 million blue whales. Still a number too large to imagine. Only 9% of all the material is moving in cycles. So, imagine the 10.000 blue whales,...

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...

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