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23.10.2018 heute+ Interview Prof Dr Michael Braungart - "Politics must act!"

Prof Dr Michael Braungart gave an interview on the subject of microplastics on 23-10-2018 in the ZDF news programme heute+. Car tyres are the main cause of the microplasty discovered in the human intestine, says environmental expert Michael Braungart. The main problem is the harmful pollution.


Michael Braungart & William McDonough win prestigious WorldGBC David Gottfried Award

Dr. Michael Braungart and William McDonough have been awarded the prestigious WorldGBC David Gottfried Global Green Building Entrepreneurship Award for their unique, innovative and entrepreneurial contribution to the global green building movement.

Tai Lee Siang, WorldGBC’s Chairman, honoured the two individuals at a special ceremony in Jaipur, India. The WorldGBC’s David Gottfried Award recognises individuals whose contributions have been particularly pioneering, displaying an entrepreneurism that has helped to transform or advance the green building mission. Braungart and McDonough were chosen as this year’s winners for their unique approach to a business-led green building strategy. In particular, the pair were praised for their 2002 book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, which strongly advocated for Cradle to Cradle approaches within businesses to design products which eliminate the concept of waste, use clean energy, value clean water and healthy ecosystems. About the green building movement Dr. Braungart said: "We need an architecture that celebrates the human footprint, buildings in which the air is better than outside and which clean the water and the air, just like trees."


"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?"

Michael Braungart


Current Events


Annual kick-off event of the municipality Straubenhardt (Baden-Württemberg)

Science, well-being and foresight will be united at the beginning of the year of the municipality of Straubenhardt on Sunday, 20 January 2019, at 11 am in the Festhalle Feldrennach. The guest will be one of the two pioneers of the innovative "Cradle to Cradle" design concept, Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart, who already presented his vision to the Straubenhardt municipal council in 2015. The municipality of Straubenhardt is currently implementing the C2C principle in the construction of the new fire station and, in addition to noise action planning, energy and youth work, is also on Agenda 2019.

Within the framework of the start of the year, Mayor Helge Viehweg will present the topics of the new year and Prof. Braungart will introduce Cradle to Cradle - in an interactive, entertaining presentation illustrated with many examples and pictures. Afterwards, citizens and guests are invited to contribute their ideas at various theme tables. At the theme table Cradle to Cradle there will be the opportunity for interested people to talk to Michael Braungart personally.

The event will be accompanied by lively music and the Feldrennach gymnastics club will take care of your culinary wellbeing.

Language: German