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

Lecture Programme

(subject to change, as of 11 July 2021):

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Monday, 25 October 2021
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Monday, 25 October 2021

09:15

Welcome address and technical notes

M. Busch, TU Darmstadt/D

A. Frey, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt/D

 
Plastics in society I
 

Chair: R. Mülhaupt, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg/D

09:30 Plastics between innovation, sustainability and marine litter
I. Sartorius, PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V., Frankfurt/D
09:45 Polyolefins: saving energy and supporting circularity
M. Gahleiter, A. Albunia, S. Kahlen, Borealis Polyolefine GmbH, Linz/A
10:00 Polyproblem – the plastics issue as a chance for collective impact
U. Amrhein, Röchling Stiftung, Mannheim/D
10:15 Beyond the litter - rethinking the life cycle of plastic
B. Unmüßig, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V., Berlin/D
10:30

Discussion with all speakers of this session

11:00  Coffee break
 
Plastics in society II
  Chair: A. Greiner, Universität Bayreuth/D
11:15 Microplastic in the environment
C. Laforsch, Universität Bayreuth/D
11:30 Polymers as enabler for light weight solutions in automotive
E. Licht, LyondellBasell, Frankfurt/D
11:45 Predicting polymer degradation: current methods and challenges
A. Lendlein, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Institute of Active Polymers, Teltow/D
12:00 Discussion with all speakers of this session
12:30 Lunch break
13:30

Chair: M. Busch, TU Darmstadt/D

Keynote lecture I

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

 
Design for circularity and how to recycle I
 

Chair: M. Schopf, Bamberg/A

14:00

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

14:15

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

14:30

Circular packaging design – closing the loop
M. Tacker, FH Campus Wien/A

14:45

Discussion with all speakers of this session

15:15 Coffee break
15:30 Get-together on Wonder
16:30 End of the day 1

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

09:20

Technical notes

A. Frey, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt/D

 
Design for circularity and how to recycle II
  Chair: M. Busch, TU Darmstadt/D
09:30 Advancing sustainable and circular solutions for polyolefins
A. Brown, LyondellBasell, Rotterdam/NL
09:45 Chemical recycling of mixed plastic wastes
D. Stapf, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen/D
10:00 Chemical production with circular raw materials
C. Krüger, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/D
10:15 Discussion with all speakers of this session
10:45 Coffee break
 
Littering – Avoid and repair
 

Chair: K.-D. Hungenberg, Birkenau/D

11:00 Future waste management – principles, problems and solutions
R. Pomberger, Montanuniversity Loeben/A
11:15 everwave – a holistic approach against floating riverine litter
T. Flöhr, everwave GmbH, Aachen/D
11:30 Littering and single use products – the perspective of a consumer assaociation
P. Heldt, Verbraucherzentrale NRW, Düsseldorf/D
11:45 Discussion with all speakers of this session
12:15 Lunch break
13:30

Chair: D. Knoblauch, Ecologic Institute, Berlin/D

keynote lecture II

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

14:00 Get-together on Wonder
15:00 End of the day 2

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

09:20

Technical notes

A. Frey, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt/D

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

Chair: D. Knoblauch, Ecologic Institute, Berlin/D

09:30 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
09:45 Life cycle assessment as guidance for consumer decision-making of product packaging
M. Lorenz, S. Albrecht, Universität Stuttgart/D
10:00 Reduction of plastic packaging: what can food retailers and the textile industries do?
T. Decker, TUM Campus Straubing, Chair of Marketing and Management of Biogenic Resources at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences/D
10:15 Consumer perspectives on plastic packaging
G. Marken, Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung, Heidelberg/D
10:30 Discussion with all speakers of this session
11:00 Coffee break
 
Sustainability – assessment & perspectives
 

Chair: W. Gerlinger, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/D

11:15 Route towards sustainable engineering materials
E. Grolman, DSM Materials Science Center, Geleen/NL
11:30 Chemical recycling – good for the climate? LCA results
C. Krüger, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/D
11:45 Journey towards sustainable technologies
J. Roeder, Braskem Netherlands B.V., Rotterdam/NL
12:00 Plastics: assessment results and public opinions
C. Plas, H. Pilz, B. Brandt, I. Kral, denkstatt GmbH, Vienna/A
12:15 Discussion with all speakers of this session
12:45 Lunch break
13:45

Closing discussion

14:45

End of the Symposion

 

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