59th Tutzing Symposion: Polymers for a better life and circular economy

Confirmed Speakers

Following speakers have already confirmed their participation and will give a lecture
(subject to change, as of 25 March 2021):

Keynote lectures

The social and material limits to the circular economy for plastics
A. Mah, University of Warwick/UK

The global plastic crisis: the German perspective
R. Dube, Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare
Sicherheit (BMU), Bonn/D

Plastics in society

Polyolefins: saving energy and supporting circularity
M. Gahleiter, Borealis Polyolefine GmbH, Linz/A

Polyproblem – the plastics issue as a chance for collective impact
U. Amrhein, Röchling Stiftung, Mannheim/D

Beyond the litter - rethinking the life cycle of plastic
B. Unmüßig, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V., Berlin/D

Microplastic in the environment
C. Laforsch, Universität Bayreuth/D

Polymers as enabler for light weight solutions in automotive
E. Licht, LyondellBasell, Frankfurt am Main/D

Design for Circularity and how to recycle

Aspects of a a circular plastics economy
E. Weidner, Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Oberhausen/D

Sustainable and eco design of packaging
U. Tischner, econcept, Pulheim/D

Advancing sustainable and circular solutions for polyolefins
A. Brown, LyondellBasell, Rotterdam/NL

Chemical recycling of mixed plastic wastes
D. Stapf, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen/D

Chemical production with circular raw materials
A. Kicherer, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/D

Littering – Avoid and repair

Future waste management – principles, problems and solutions
R. Pomberger, Montanuniversity Loeben/A

Pacific Garbage Screening – a holistic approach against floating marine litter
T. Flöhr, everwave GmbH, Aachen/D

Littering and single use products – the perspective of a consumer assaociation
P. Heldt, Verbraucherzentrale NRW, Düsseldorf/D

Conflicting priorities between food waste reduction and packaging prevention
organised by Ecologic Institute

Potentials of new packaging materials to reduce plastics in the food sector
S. Sängerlaub, Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften München & Fraunhofer-Institut für Verfahrenstechnik und Verpackung IVV/D

Life cycle assessment as guidance for consumer decision-making of product packaging
M. Lorenz, S. Albrecht, Universität Stuttgart/D

Reduction of plastic packaging: what can food retailers and the textile industries do?
T. Decker, Stadt Straubing/D

Consumer perspectives on plastic packaging
F. Rubik, Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung, Heidelberg/D

Sustainability – Assessment & Perspectives

Route towards sustainable engineering materials
E. Grolman, DSM Materials Science Center, Geleen/NL (to be confirmed)

Chemical recycling – good for the climate? LCA results
A. Kicherer, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/D

Journey towards sustainable technologies
J. Roeder, Braskem Netherlands B.V., Rotterdam/NL

Plastics: assessment results and public opinions
C. Plas, denkstatt GmbH, Vienna/A


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