Circular Economy Hotspot 2022

SBRS as a hotspot location for circular economy

The annual summit of international companies, political actors and experts in the field of Circular Value Creation, which has been taking place since 2016, was held this year from September 12th to 14th in Bottrop and the surrounding area.
Several so-called “hotspots” and important Circular Value Creation sites were visited to learn about and exchange ideas on best practice examples and projects.
SBRS was also given the opportunity to present itself as a hotspot location and invited interested parties to its site in Dinslaken on September 14th.
Our Sales Manager Dominik Flammang led through the program and explained our activities around sustainability and circular economy to the attentive audience. There was even a visitor from Vietnam.

On the following day, the 3-day event was concluded at the RAG company premises (former Prosper Haniel mine site), where the new “transform-to-zero” initiative was also presented.
Under “TTZ – Transform to Zero” companies join forces on the common way to “Triple Zero” (“Zero Waste”, “Zero Pollution” and “Zero Carbon”). TTZ is accompanied by the Westfälische Hochschule and the Science Park Gelsenkirchen and, as a door opener, creates opportunities to support companies in the circular transformation and thus to advance the region in its development towards an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable future. The initiative is open to other partners who want to drive forward the circular transformation in the Emscher-Lippe region, network and implement projects.

The conference concluded on Wednesday afternoon with a presentation by Oliver Krischer, Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Transport. “The panels have shown: We are on the right track, but the road is still long and we need to increase the speed” summed up Mr. Krischer.

After all, the hotspot and the preparatory work of recent years is already bearing further fruit, not least in the Prosperkolleg, with the founding of the initiative “Transform to zero”. Or as its spokesman Lars Baumgürte said, “The most important thing is to start. Then one step results in the next.”

Next year, the CE Hotspot will take place for the first time in three locations on three
continents: Dublin/Ireland, Lagos/Nigeria and Santiago de Chile.