Member since: 09/2019

Active in: WG Plastics, WG Framework conditions

Technische Universität Braunschweig, Leichtweiß-Institute, Waste and Resource Management

With 20,000 students and 3,700 staff, TU Braunschweig is the biggest technical university in northern Germany. The Waste and Resource Management Department at the Lichtweiss Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources has been training environmental and civil engineers in waste management and the principles of the circular economy for over 20 years. Its specialist areas are the circular economy, biological waste treatment, thermal waste treatment and sustainable waste management in developing and middle-income countries.

The Waste and Resource Management Department has been engaged in a range of research and teaching/educational activities in Germany and abroad for many years. Disseminating sustainable waste management expertise means getting as many stakeholders as possible to work together. We believe the only way to do this is to build a strong network. Tying together the work and expertise of a wide range of institutions across every area of society will also allow us to achieve better results.

For the Waste and Resource Management Department, the circular economy is both the foundation of our teaching and research activities and a key pillar of our approach to solving many of the challenges humanity is currently facing, from conserving resources and combating climate change to protecting oceans and waterways by dealing with marine litter.