Cradle to Cradle
The report analysing the potential of circular systems commissioned by the Ministry for Economic Affairs for the German state of NRW (German only)
By using the C2C design, companies are given the...
Oettinger's reward for its exemplary environmental protection and energy management performance: being shortlisted for the 2014 Energy Efficiency Prize
We built one of the most modern wastewater...
Shortage of raw materials
Reserves (million tonnes) 480
Reserves (million tonnes) 12,000
Annual mine production (million tonnes) 27
Static lifetime / reserves (years) 18
Static lifetime / resources (years) 444
Sustainable development strategies
When it signed the Agenda 21 at the UN Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, Germany committed itself to drawing up and implementing its own sustainable development strategy. It did not, however, truly take...
REMONDIS’ Environmental Commitment (PDF)
It all began in the forest
The chief mining administrator, Hans Carl Carlowitz, developed the principle of sustainability for the forestry...
Find out more about the ReLei project in the chapter on researsch
Recovering and recycling lightweight components in fibre-reinforced composite hybrid structures so they can be reused – that not...
Resource conservation and recycling are two ways of protecting our environment. Recycling raw materials quite simply means that fewer primary raw materials need to be mined – and reduces the...