Research Projects

To be a sustainability pioneer, we are in constant contact with partners from industry and research. We are involved in various national and international projects.

Information on some of our current projects can be found below:

ReWaste F – Recycling and Recovery of Waste for Future (April 2021 – March 2025)

Rewaste F is an Austrian Comet K research project that is funded by the Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and has a total of 18 project partners from research institutions to industry. The focus is the development of an “intelligent waste factory” for the treatment of future waste streams such as (bio)waste plastics and hazardous waste streams. In addition to technological and digitization developments, the project also deals with waste management potential.


Facts Matter (November 2020 - December 2021)

Facts Matter is a data collection project for a material flow study of plastics in Austria. denkstatt, a consulting company in the field of environment and sustainability, is conducting a market analysis together with the Vienna University of Technology and Conversio Market & Strategy GmbH to create the basis for an objective, fact-based discussion about plastics.

Pack2theLoop (April 2021 – March 2024)

The industry project Pack2theLoop closes the plastic loopfor packaging in Austria. The goal is the development of quality-assured recyclates from post-consumer packaging for reuse as packaging in Austria. The demonstration of closed value chains is based on two concrete cases, for plastic bottles made of polyethylene and polypropylene and plastic cups made of polypropylene and polystyrene.

Pet2Pack (July 2020 – June 2023)

The Pet2Pack project includes 30 participants along the entire value chain. The goal is to develop a closed-loop system for PET molded packaging in Austria in the food and non-food sectors. For this purpose, various aspects of the PET cycle are examined, from sorting, recycling, analysis, design 4 recycling to proof-of-concept and ecological evaluation.

Holy Grail 2.0

In Holy Grail 2.0, more than 85 companies and organizations from across the packaging value chain have come together with an ambitious goal. The goal of the initiative is to demonstratethe feasibility of digital watermarking technologies for accurate sorting on an industrial scale. This digital technology can enable better sorting and high quality packaging recycling rates in the EU to drive a true circular economy.



The Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX) initiative is an association of over 160 European companies, associations and organizations that represent the entire value chain of flexible packaging. Working together, flexible packaging will improve its performance in the circular economy – with the goal of making all flexible packaging circular by 2025.


RevolPET from Rittec GmbH deals with the chemical recycling of PET to produce PET in virgin quality. For this purpose, a technology is being developed as part of the “Plastics in the Environment” funding measure by a research and development project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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