Recycling management of plastics in Augsburg
Increasing volumes of plastic waste are a challenge at regional level as well as on a global scale. To face this challenge, European initiatives such as the “Green Deal” or new national legislations (e.g. the German Packaging Law) focus on waste prevention towards more circularity. This creates various opportunities for urban-rural partnerships, e.g. for bio-based business models or a regional circular economy, which at the same time bear positive impacts on land management. In order to identify suitable solutions for the exemplary region of Augsburg, a consortium of ten stakeholders from public institutions, academia and companies have teamed up in the reGIOcycle project.
Goals and approach
reGIOcycle aims at the prevention of plastic waste and the substitution of plastics with bio-based materials as well as sustainable recycling practices. In order to reach this goal, the consortium will develop and implement a regional circular economy model in the City of Augsburg and its surrounding districts, creating an urban-rural network of stakeholders from municipalities, universities, companies and civil society.
Expected results and transfer
The project’s main result will be a roadmap containing guidelines for the realization of a regional circular economy model. This model will also be designed for transferability not only to further product groups, but also to other regions.
Project Management / Contact
Trägerverein Umwelttechnologie-Cluster Bayern e.V.
Am Mittleren Moos 48
Telephone: +49 821 455 798-24
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Regional Material Cycles
reGIOcycle – Prevention of Plastic Waste, Substitution with Bio-based Materials and Sustainable Recycling Practices in an Urban-Rural Context by Using the Example of Augsburg
01.02.2020 – 31.01.2023
- BioIN GmbH, Ingolstadt
- Difu Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik gGmbH, Berlin
- Dorr GmbH und Co. KG, Kempten (Allgäu)
- ELOGplan GmbH, Ingolstadt
- Fraunhofer IWKS, Alzenau
- Landpack GmbH, Alling
- Stadt Augsburg und Abfallwirtschafts- und Stadtreinigungsbetrieb der Stadt Augsburg
- TECNARO GmbH, Ilsfeld
- Universität Augsburg – Institut für Materials Resource Management und Resource Lab, Augsburg
- Universität Stuttgart – Institut für Kunststofftechnik, Stuttgart