Learning objectives:

Acquisition of in-depth knowledge of material cycles and the interaction of technology and qualitative requirements on secondary materials.



  • Supply of the plastics industry with raw materials
  • Quantitative significance of secondary materials, driving force for the use of secondary materials
  • Logistics chains for access to waste as a source of secondary materials
  • Qualitative requirements for processing of secondary materials, links with the respective production technologies
  • Contradiction between quality requirements and products put into circulation
  • Realization of qualitative requirements by means of processing and recycling technology
  • Examples for process chains in the recycling sector
  • Economic efficiency of recycling chains
  • Excursion to model companies of the recycling sector