This Tutzing Symposion is designed to foster exchange and discussion on the topics of public perception, sustainability, recycling as well as advantages and disadvantages of the use of plastics.
Prof. Dr. Markus Busch, TU Darmstadt/D
Alexander Frey, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt am Main/D
Dr. Wolfgang Gerlinger, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/D
Prof. Dr. Andreas Greiner, Universität Bayreuth/D
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Hungenberg, Birkenau/D
Prof. Dr. Rolf Mülhaupt, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg/D
Dr. Markus Schopf, Bamberg/D
Following speakers have already confirmed their participation and will give a lecture in 2021
(subject to change, as of 8 June 2020):
The global plastic crisis: the German perspective
R. Dube, Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare
Sicherheit (BMU), Bonn/D
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
Future waste management – principles, problems and solutions
R. Pomberger, Montanuniversity Loeben/A
From waste management to recycled product development
T. Hascoet, P. Bai, Veolia Environnement S.A., Aubervilliers/F
„One Earth-One Ocean“, an NGO`s concept of marine litter cleanup
E. Groever, Groever Umwelttechnik, Wörthsee-Steinebach/D
Pacific Garbage Screening – a holistic approach against floating marine litter
T. Flöhr, Pacific Garbage Screening e.V., Aachen/D
Littering and single use products – the perspective of a consumer assaociation
P. Heldt, Verbraucherzentrale NRW, Düsseldorf/D
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
F. Schlegl, 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
Aspects of a a circular plastics economy
E. Weidner, Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Oberhausen/D
Sustainable and eco design of packaging
U. Tischner, FH | JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH, Graz/A
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
Route towards sustainable engineering materials
E. Grolman, DSM Materials Science Center, Geleen/NL
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
Auditorium of the Evangelische Akademie Schloss Tutzing
82324 Tutzing, Germany
Phone: ++49 (0) 8158 - 251 0 (conference office: extension -231)
Fax: ++49 (0) 8158 - 251 509
The conference office at the Evangelische Akademie is open from 25 October 2021 at 11 a.m. and during the Symposion.
By car: From Munich via motorway (A 95) direction Garmisch-Partenkirchen, exit Starnberg, through Starnberg along the lake to Tutzing.
By airplane: The nearest airport to Tutzing is Munich, airport „Franz-Josef-Strauß“. From there take suburban train S1 to Laim and change there to the S6 to Tutzing (travelling time approx. 1 h 30 min).
By train: From Munich main station (Hauptbahnhof) to Tutzing: every 30 min, direction Garmisch, travelling time approx. 30 min.
Benefit from the joint offer of DECHEMA and Deutsche Bahn and travel comfortably and environmentally friendly to the Symposion. A 2nd class one way ticket to Tutzing costs 49,50 €; a 1st class one way ticket costs 80,90 €.
Detailed information can be obtained at www.dechema.de/en/bahn.
Polymers have become an integral part of our everyday lives. Whether as high-performance plastics in aviation and the automotive industry, as functional and construction materials for electric devices, or in everyday objects such as packaging and clothing, polymers can be found everywhere in our modern world.
But what are the costs? Plastic waste, maritime pollution and microplastics are now ubiquitous problems that need to be solved. There are efforts by NGOs but also by science and industry to get these problems under control. What is the status quo, what are the approaches for the future and do the benefits of plastic usage outweigh the disadvantages?
The Symposion is designed to foster exchange and discussion on the topics of public perception, sustainability, recycling as well as advantages and disadvantages of the use of plastics. The focus themes are complemented by ethical views and a look at other materials and their recycling strategies as well as open discussions on the issues and sustainable concepts for the future.
The 59th Tutzing Symposion is organized by the Subject Division Polymers of ProcessNet (an initiative of DECHEMA - Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and VDI-GVC – Division Chemical and Process Engineering of the Association of German Engineers. It will again provide a unique platform and ample time to exchange ideas between leading scientists and decision makers.
The venue is located directly at the shores of Lake Starnberg 40 km south of Munich and is only about 30 (60) minutes away by train from Munich central station (airport). See www.ev-akademie-tutzing.de/en/ for further details.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Tutzing in 2021.