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Week 25
  • Living Station Inspiration

The Blue Economy – Gunter Pauli

“Gunter Pauli (born 1956 in Antwerp) is an entrepreneur and author of The Blue Economy. He has been called “”The Steve Jobs of sustainability”


The Blue Economy cites a new business model in China where novel paper production turns crushed rocks, including mining waste that has piled up over centuries into sheets for printing, writing and packaging without the use of water, without cutting down a tree, and recyclable forever. It details how thistles, considered a weed, is turned into a plastic, a lubricant and a herbicide converting an old petrochemical plant into a biorefinery.

Purchase the book here.

View the Blue Economy Business Cases over here.