FOCUS TOPIC SUSTAINABILITY

In much of the world, sustainability is the order of the day. But what exactly does the term mean? The basic idea is dealing with energy and raw materials more carefully and with greater forethought than people often have in the past. For example, it means not letting plastic waste get out of hand, even though the material makes our lives easier. Or how hydrogen can be produced on an industrial scale in an environmentally sound way. Sustainability ought to show societies and companies the path to a livable future.

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Searching for the Holy Grail

Olympic kayaking champion Thomas Schmidt appreciates the characteristics of plastics, so much that he designed and built his own kayaks fifteen years ago.

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An Answer to a Trash Tsunami

Plastics production has been almost exclusively based on petroleum. It doesn’t have to be that way. Researchers are working on alternatives based on renewable raw materials.

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Greenhouse Effect in Reverse

It’s possible to produce fuels, fertilizers and plastics from the smelting gases released during steel production if you view them as a raw material rather than waste. A visit to the Carbon2Chem Technical Center in Duisburg.

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A Material from the Bark of a Tree

Natural rubber, sometimes called caoutchouc, is the raw material used in making what we simply call rubber. Thailand is the world’s biggest exporter of natural rubber.

It is where the first plantations and producers are turning to sustainable cultivation methods – by abandoning pesticides and monoculture, for example.

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LESS is more. More responsibility.

LESS stands for Low Emission Sealing Solutions and symbolizes the goal-oriented insight that “Less is more.” After all, climate change and the finiteness of natural resources make us all accountable.

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