Circular Logistics and Sustainability

Efficient long-term implementation and evaluation of plastics recycling requires complete digital recording of the respective cycle status. We develop innovative processes for efficient logistics and involve plastics stakeholders from business, science and society in new measures for circular value creation.

Our competencies

Our expertise focuses on the coupling of technical tools with concepts of the circular economy and the development of digitalization strategies. In this regard, we rely on intensive customer consulting to ensure the development of sustainability strategies as well as the application of methods for circularity and environmental assessment (also of products in the early development stage).

Your way to cooperation

You want to identify circular innovations for your products? Then please contact Dr.-Ing. Markus Hiebel or Jan-Philip Kopka.
You can find more information about a collaboration here.

Our focus


Measuring the circularity potential of recycled LDPE based on quantity and quality conservation - a functional requirement matrix approach
Schulte A., Velarde P., Marbach L., Mörbitz Ph.
Resources, Conservation & Recycling Advances 2022, Volume 17
First published: May 2022;

Methodology to address potential impacts of plastic emissions in life cycle assessment
Maga D., Galafton Ch., Blömer J., Thonemann N., Özdamar A., Bertling J.
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 2022, Volume 27
First published: 22 March 2022,  

Combining Life Cycle Assessment and Circularity Assessment to Analyze Environmental Impacts of the Medical Remanufacturing of Electrophysiology Catheters
Schulte A., Maga D., Thonemann N.
Sustainability, Volume 13, Issue 2;
First published: 17. Januar 2021,

Valorisation of polylactic acid (PLA) waste: A comparative life cycle assessment of various solvent-based chemical recycling technologies
Aryan V., Maga D., Majgaonkar P., Hanich R.
Resources, Conservation and Recycling 2021, Volume 172
First published: September 2021;