"The need for true innovation has never been more profound then now. We are capable of creating high-quality circular alternatives which are beneficial for humans and nature. If the future can be positive, why choose differently?"
During the 6th Urban Mining Congress in Dortmund on the 4th of November, Michael Braungart received the Urban Mining Award 2015. The Urban Mining Award recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements towards the promotion and implementation of a consistent circular economy.
Press Event & Award Ceremony - Global Change Award, Stockholm (Sweden)
“Clothing is human packaging made to protect us, and also about functionality, beauty and expression of personal identity. It can be enjoyably not only for consumers, but for people who are creating it as well – people working in factories, agriculture etc. Through redesigning fashion and its industry, it is possible to manufacture clothing that uses positive defined materials and colors, that cleans the water, restores natural resources and increases our well-being. Let’s make fashion beneficial, so the inside is just as beautiful as the outside and we are able to express ourselves in a positive way.”
Watervisie 2016, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
How to deal with industrial wastewater in a circular economy powered by Cradle to Cradle? Through design errors in products, the chosen production processes and our way of doing agriculture has resulted in the fact that our water quality is under threat. Our challenge is to increase the water quality and to use the valuable nutrients that water streams are offering us. Language: Dutch/English.