Detlef Scholz

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POLYPROBLEM-Report der Röchling Stiftung und Wider Sense Strafsache Strohhalm Verbote von Einweg-Plastik wirken, greifen aber meist zu kurz Verbote von Einweg-Plastikartikeln wie Plastiktüten und Strohhalmen führen sowohl zu einem spürbaren Rückgang der Vermüllung von Straßen und Stränden als auch zu einer intensiveren öffentlichen Diskussion über nachhaltigen Konsum. Die Gesamtmenge an Kunststoffabfällen lässt sich mit so genannten „Plastikverboten“ hingegen nicht signifikant verringern. Zu diesem Ergebnis gelangt der POLYPROBLEM-Report der gemeinnützigen Röchling Stiftung und des Beratungshauses Wider Sense in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Energie, Umwelt. Unter dem Titel „Strafsache Strohhalm“ hat das Autorenteam die Wirkung staatlicher Verbote von Einweg-Plastikprodukten unter die Lupe genommen. „Ob Verbote bestimmter Produkte und ihres Gebrauchs zur Bewältigung globaler ökologischer Krisen geeignet sind, ist eine umstrittene Grundsatzfrage. Wir wollten wissen, ob die Effekte über eine symbolische Wirkung hinausgehen“, umreißt Uwe Amrhein, Stiftungsmanager der Röchling Stiftung die Zielsetzung. Das Autorenteam hat dazu auf drei Kontinenten recherchiert – in Kenia, Kalifornien und Deutschland – und aus Gesprächen mit Expertinnen und Experten Fallstudien erarbeitet. Verbote bestimmter Einweg-Plastikartikel gibt es seit vielen Jahren in den meisten Ländern der Erde. Sie sind allerdings so verschieden ausgestaltet und auf unterschiedliche Produkte bezogen, dass sie bisher nicht zum globalen Aus für [...]

Circular Futures: The Real Lab for Joint Action

Circular FuturesThe Real Lab for Joint Action We all have to contribute to the development of a functioning Circular Economy: companies, start-ups, science, politics and civil society initiatives that are committed to the careful use of resources with a wide range of projects.Connecting these different groups of actors to develop collaborative solutions is the goal of the Circular Futures program of the Berlin-based social enterprise ProjectTogether.The Röchling Foundation functions as the initial sponsor of the innovation program, which is now also supported by other well-known foundations and companies. "We are certain that the transformation from linear to circular thinking and living will only succeed if innovations from the midths of society come together with business and politics. That is why we are happy to support Circular Futures as a founding partner," says Board of Trustees member Amélie Hauch. Graphic Recording Sommerfest 2022 Circular Futures Circular Futures supports mora than 100 initiatives and startups. Ten of these organizations were able to use grants to further develop and test their most promising solutions for promoting the Circular Economy in a focused way. By means of digital as well as real hands-on events such as the Circular Futures [...]

POLYPROBLEM-REPORT – Buy your way out

New POLYPROBLEM Report from the Röchling Foundation and Wider Sense "We need to detach ourselves from the current offset logic and overcome our propensity to find quick and simple solutions to complex global problems. The principle of “one ton in – one ton out” does not work because the plastics problem is not just an ecological and economic issue, but also a social one.” These are the words of Nobel Peace Prize winner Prof. Muhammad Yunus in his opening essay of the new POLYPROBLEM report titled "Buy Yourself Out - The Rocky Road to Plastic Neutrality." Offsetting measures still play a minor role in combating the global plastic waste crisis. This is mainly due to a non-transparent market and insufficient standardization. This is the conclusion of the latest study of the non-profit Röchling Foundation and the consultancy Wider Sense. The current report analyzes the opportunities and limitations of so-called Plastic Credits. More and more initiatives and organizations are offering such certificates for sale in order to use the proceeds to finance their activities for the collection and recycling of plastic waste - especially in developing countries. After intensive research in close cooperation with Yunus Environment Hub, the authors of the POLYPROBLEM [...]

POLYPROBLEM-Report – Treasure Hunt

The new POLYPROBLEM Report of the Röchling Foundation and Wider Sense TREASURE HUNT Faults and Flaws of the Recycling Market … AND A GLIMPSE INTO A POSSIBLE FUTURE The market for recycled plastics is broken - this is the central finding of the latest POLYPROBLEM topic report. “Treasure Hunt” is the second POLYRPOBLEM topic report of this year. This time, the report was conducted in cooperation with cirplus. Its goal is to not only summarize the situation regarding the recycling of plastics, but also to analyze the reasons that currently cause the plastics cycle to fail and to provide possible solutions for politics and industry. Annually, nearly 400 million tons of plastic are currently produced worldwide. However, less than ten percent consist of recycled material. Hence, it is still a long way to a properly functioning recycling industry. At first glance, the situation appears paradox: recycling companies complain about a lack of sales opportunities. At the same time, product manufacturers and plastics processors complain about a shortage of recyclates sufficient in quantity and quality. Supply and demand do not meet. In discussion with leading experts from business and science, this POLYPROBLEM topic report gets to the bottom of the [...]

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