Multicycle ‘Circular Future of Plastics’ stakeholders’ event in Fraunhofer IVV on 26th February


Plastic is a key material used in the industrial sector but only 32% of plastic waste is currently recycled. This fact demonstrates the need for improving technologies, practices and systems towards the creation of true circularity and resource efficiency. 

To this purpose, some of the main actors* of the Multicycle project will meet at the ‘Circular Future of Plastics’ stakeholders’ events in Fraunhofer IVV, Freising, Germany next 26th February.

During two sessions they will analyse the state-of-the-art plastic recycling and reuse technologies proposed by Multicycle considering the social and socio-economic impact that involves shifting from a linear to a circular consumption model evaluating the impacts of new material flow on environment, economy and society.

This meeting will evaluate the impacts of new material flow on the environment, economy and society considering the developed value chain network to identify new business opportunities for future investments.


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Dr Ing. Elodie Bugnicourt was the leader of the EcoMaterials business unit in IRIS from 2009 until 2014 and since then has been the Head of the Innovation Unit at IRIS Technology Solutions. She has extensive R&D experience in the chemical industry and has coordinated several projects with a strong focus on the circular bio-economy.


Dr Jana Kadlecová is responsible for new product development, validations and approval at SILON, a Czech Republic-based global supplier of key players in automotive, engineering, food industry and hygiene. 


Dr Thomas Ammerl is affiliated to the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) in Munich/Germany, where he is head of its unit Environment, Energy & Bioeconomy with topics on sustainability, recycling, circularity, waste management. 


Dr Martin Schlummer is a Senior Scientist in the Recycled Plastics department at Fraunhofer-IVV and has been with Fraunhofer-IVV as a research fellow since 1999 as a responsible scientist for process development and analytical process evaluation.


Dr Marinella Tsakalova joined AXIA Innovation as a Project Manager in 2018. She is responsible for the development of mathematical models and tools supporting the decision in innovation areas that foster the implementation and further development of Circular Thinking.


Dr Sophie Sfez is working as a project engineer at Vertech Group. She specialized in different fields such as circular economy, waste management and water treatment sector. She is leading WP7 on sustainability assessment of the MultiCycle technology.