YES! Team Richard-Hallmann-Schule Trappenkamp

Hello!

 

We are Svea, Pia, Jelka and Liv from the Richard-Hallmann-School in Trappenkamp.

 

We take part on the project YES! – Young Economic Summit and have the topic: A World without Waste: Putting the Circular Economy to Work.

 

We are a part of this project because we want to save the world so we will have a beautiful world for our following generation.

 

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YES! Team Trappenkamp Jelka

Name:            Jelka

 

Age:               16

 

Hobbies:         horseriding, jogging, swimming

 

Reasons for taking part in Yes!: I take part in YES! , because I’m very interested in the connections between economic and politics al issues and the protection of the environment and with taking part in YES! , Allows me discuss current problems and eventual solution ideas with experts from all over the world. about

 

What does sustainability mean to me?: Sustainability means to me to save the fossil resources from our world and to find different ways to use renewable energies better than before, to save our planet.

YES! Team Trappenkamp

Name:            Svea

 

Age:               18

 

Hobbies:           soccer, fitness

 

Reasons for taking part in Yes!: I want to be a part of the YES project because I´m really interrested in the idea of sustainability. In addition to this, I think everyone in our world should do something to create a better world or to help our world.

 

What does sustainability mean to me?: Sustainability means take good care about our resources, so everyone in the futur can have or have the same opportunity and resources like us today.

YES! Team Trappenkamp Pia

Name:            Pia

 

Age:               16

 

Hobbies:           jogging, american football

 

Reasons for taking part in Yes!: I take a part in YES! because I want to do something for the world. The world should be save for everyone so that we can live here for a long time.

 

What does sustainability mean to me?: I think sustainability indicates that old resources should be recyld and new producing so that the earth is save for to many trash.

YES! Team Trappenkamp Liv

Name:            Liv

 

Age:               16

 

Hobbies:           horseriding, dancing, playing violine

 

Reasons for taking part in Yes!: I take a part in YES! because I want to use the chance as a teenager to improve the earth a litlle bit more so that we can life on this earth a long time.

 

What does sustainability mean to me?: For me sustainability live for means to effectively use resources with an hidden agenda that some substances are no endlessly on this earth.

YES! 2016 Topic

Your Environment

A World without Waste: Putting the Circular Economy to Work

 

Environmental degradation and resource depletion threaten the sustainability of economic growth in the developed world, and build enormous pressures in the developing world as it strives to match the West’s prodigal lifestyle.

 

Both issues can be addressed by the Circular Economy (CE): if we stop generating waste, and re-use and recycle resources, we avoid environmental degradation and stave off resource depletion.

 

But, the financial realities of (mostly) capitalist societies make so many recycling initiatives unattractive. Especially when price signals tell a different story and the price for many resources declines.

 

The view from outer space tells a different story, of course. Spaceship Earth may be a hackneyed metaphor, but the incontrovertible truth is that we have finite resources and a finite capacity to absorb and remediate waste, and at some point cost will become irrelevant (what would you pay for water in the desert?).

 

The challenge is in how to drive circular economies when every day, short-term, parochial economics make it look unattractive.

 

Whose responsibility is it to drive circular economies? Will the EU’s push to a “more aggressive” Circular Economy policy package have a significant effect? What should the role of government be?  How can we put a functioning Circular Economy into action? How to raise public awareness for the need of a Circular Economy? How to secure the industries’ support and the support of private households for Circular Economy?

 

 

Das Thema „A World without Waste: Putting the Circular Economy to Work“ stammt aus dem Global Economic Symposium (GES), das vom Institut für Weltwirtschaft in Kooperation mit der ZBW – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft organisiert wird.

Pictures (from top to bottom): (c) YES! Team Anne-Frank-Schule Bargteheide, (c) shutterstock.com / piikcoro.