The circular economy is the solution to the global waste problem as well as increasing resource consumption and curbs greenhouse gas emissions. A comprehensive circular value creation of products, as is now increasingly demanded by politics, but also by society, requires a rethink and innovative approaches to solutions. In addition to technical changes, the necessary commercial and administrative framework conditions must also be created at the various levels. The Münsterland has many competences in this area. Now is the time to network them and develop strategies for the future.
The region can become a pioneer and showcase region here as well - with clever entrepreneurial solutions, with top scientific achievements or with prestigious large-scale projects. Huge sums of funding are already available at European and national level to support promising approaches.
Representatives of the following companies sit on the think tank: ALTEX Textil-Recycling GmbH & Co KG, Gerhardi Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Klostermann GmbH & Co KG, HUESKER Synthetic GmbH, Messe und Congress Center Halle Münsterland, Spaleck GmbH & Co KG, STENAU Entsorgungs-Kreislaufwirtschaft GmbH & Co KG, Wirtschaftsbetriebe Kreis Coesfeld GmbH.
Also participating from the scientific community and networks are: Effizienz-Agentur NRW, Münster University of Applied Sciences (Institute for Infrastructure - Water - Resources - Environment) and WWU Münster (Institute for Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology).
Click here for the press release of the first meeting of the think tank members in June 2020.