Technology transfer in the area of plastic waste recycling

News / September 23, 2019

Fifteen German plastic waste specialists, including Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner of the Fraunhofer IVV, attended a workshop on 29.8.2019 to discuss strategies for accelerating the transfer of plastic recycling technology from Germany to emerging nations.

Group photo of the participants of the VDI-GIZ workshop Transfer of plastic recycling technology
Participants at the VDI-GIZ workshop at the BMZ on the transfer of plastic recycling technology

The workshop was organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the VDI Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V., and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). A possible first step was seen as the transfer of plastic recycling technology from Germany to Brazil. Potential projects will be discussed in October at a meeting with a group of Brazilian specialists.