Circular Economy:
Driver of innovation

We consume too many resources. We – globally speaking, but also as each and every person in Germany. And that also goes, of course, for business. Awareness of the planetary boundaries is growing. We are more conscious consumers today than we were 10 years ago, and that is a good thing. However, much remains to be done to achieve truly sustainable circular economies. With our CEWI project, we provide practical, concrete examples of how the circular economy can contribute not only to resource efficiency, but also protect the climate, drive innovation, and become a sustainable and successful business model.

CEWI – those are concepts and pilot projects led by business that build on the sense of responsibility and problem-solving skills of German businesses while activating their powers of innovation.

Have you got an idea for a flagship circular economy project and would like to help advance the transformation towards the circular economy with us and other actors? Then get involved! Contact us.



High CO2 emissions are generated throughout the life cycle of buildings. In addition, the sector is responsible for 55% of the total waste generated in Germany. For this reason, we focus on the climate-friendly and resource-efficient design of this sector.
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Circular Economy

Review: Start of the CEWI Workshop Phase

With over 40 enterprises from the building and automobile industries having confirmed their participation in the CEWI project by September

Review: CEWI Project Kick-Off and Networking on June 10

On June 10, 2021, we launched the CEWI project digitally. Together with representatives from politics, business and science, we discussed

Studies on the potentials of Circular Economy

The preliminary studies by the Wuppertal Institute on the potentials, approaches, and clusters of measures of the circular economy for

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