CReED e.V. mourns the death of its long-serving Chairman of the Board, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Weinig.
Johannes came to Minden in 1997 for the professorship of water and waste technology and was initially involved as a member. In November 2017 he also became a member of the Board of Directors at the Center for Research and Education in waste management - CReED e.V.
Through his projects and as a university lecturer, he was able to bring his international experience to our work and was always interested in transferring the latest findings into practice and, in particular, to make them accessible to people in developing countries.
With his open and interested nature, we not only lose an attentive listener and fellow campaigner, to whom sustainable waste and resource management was especially close to heart, but also a supporter of CReED e.V. and a caring friend.
After a short and severe illness, he leaves a gap in our board of directors, which is difficult to close.
The consumption of energy and raw material resources of the world has increased dramatically within the last 50 years. The products of this resources and energy often are disposed only instead of being recycled. This already lead to lacks of raw material and energy in some sectors as well as to environmental impacts.