The theoretical basis to examine the subject will be based on laws, action recommendations, existing measures and projects in the partner countries as well as the critical discussion of consumer behavior in a throwaway society. This will be followed by impulses from science and economy through participation in an EU-funded environmental project (water analysis) as well as the visit and tour at the refinery Saras. These examples in step with actual practice clear up the necessity and the possibilities of sustainable handling of resources. Further recommended actions can be developed and put into action by the individual.
through active participation in a recycling design competition creative and innovative possibilities of recycling will be shown. In addition, problem solving strategies and craftsmanship is supported because the participants must develop a product from given materials that is ready for competition. This approach will also help to sharpen the sense to see possibilities for recycling. The conversion of waste is the focus, here.
based on a consumer questionnaire on reusable packaging the project now focuses on the possibility of going without packaging using the example of food. A sustainable snack is planned and handed out.
Related to the reuse of raw materials is a visit to Airbus Industries. There it will be analyzed how raw materials can be reused in the built of aircrafts. This practical example shows the economic possibilities of reuse. In addition, forward-looking systems as well as requirements for the education of future co-workers and the creation of new jobs will be discussed.