In a rapidly changing world, MADE in Germany examines the risks and benefits of digitalization and its impact on the way we work, what we earn and how we live. The program also investigates the ethics of business, and showcases young entrepreneurs who are redefining the workplace. Instead of just crunching the numbers, MADE delves deeper into issues and also explores the emotional side to stories.
There are companies making fabrics from CO2 as a contribution towards climate protection. But does it really help? What's behind the fancy technology, and what does it mean for the future of our planet?
Steel production is responsible for some 5% of global CO2 emissions. Modern electric arc furnaces can help reduce that. We visit a factory in western Germany to see one of the biggest of its kind in action.
Billions of kilowatt-hours go are wasted as people go about their everyday lives. Forgetting to switch off lights and keeping our devices on standby adds up. But analysts say that commercial consumption has the biggest potential when it comes to energy saving.
Alina Schrainer was only 15 when she started a snack bar business with friends — during lockdown. Her idea has really taken off! The young startup has already sold 50,000 bars. Their aim is to produce as sustainably as possible. What makes them so successful?
Borrowing tools from a shop or from neighbors — the sharing economy is well-established in Berlin. As well as helping borrowers save money, it saves resources and helps to protect the environment, too.
"Reduce your carbon footprint!" Does that sound familiar? At the moment, it seems as if people never stop telling us that — even the biggest culprits: fossil fuel companies! Crazy, right? So, how guilty should you feel about your individual emissions?