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country of citizenship: Germany
language of expression: German
educated at: Leibniz University Hannover, Erasmus University Rotterdam
occupation: chemist, entrepreneur, academic, non-fiction writer, university teacher
award received: honorary doctorate of Hasselt University
Michael Braungart (born 1958) is a German chemist who advocates that humans can make a positive instead of a negative environmental impact by redesigning industrial production and therefore that dissipation is not waste. A former Greenpeace activist who once lived in a tree as protest, he is now considered to be a visionary environmental thinker.
Founder of EPEA International Umweltforschung GmbH in Hamburg, Germany, and co-founder of MBDC McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry in Charlottesville, Virginia, Dr. Braungart is currently a professor for Eco-Design at Leuphana University of Lüneburg.He currently holds the Cradle-to-Cradle chair at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
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