Young plastics researchers are on the trail of proper recycling

Interview with Julia Uptmoor, Head of Marketing Communications & Head of Cooperation Project, Pöppelmann GmbH & Co. KG Plastics Plant Toolmaking

Exclusively for K-MAG

Image: Pöppelmann Researcher Week; Copyright: Honkomp

Plastics production on site: At the historic injection molding machines in the Industrial Museum, Pöppelmann trainee Chantal showed how new products are created from recyclate. Photo: Honkomp

07/01/2022

Image: Julia Uptmoor; Copyright: Pöppelmann GmbH & Co. KG Kunststoffwerk-Werkzeugbau

Julia Uptmoor. Photo: Pöppelmann GmbH & Co. KG Kunststoffwerk-Werkzeugbau

Image: Pöppelmann Researcher Week; Copyright: Honkomp

Preserving plastic waste through recycling: Pöppelmann trainee Nick explained why it is important to separate different packaging materials before disposing of them in the yellow garbage can. Photo: Honkomp

Image: Pöppelmann Researcher Week; Copyright: Honkomp

The self-built extruder of the trainee initiative Kunststoffmobil made clear how granules are produced from filament. Those who correctly answered all the questions at the individual stations received a certificate and small surprises. Photo: Honkomp

Image: Pöppelmann Researcher Week; Copyright: Honkomp

Homemade recycling: The Kunststoffmobil trainee initiative was also represented at the Researchers' Week with its homemade machines. Here, the young plastics researchers were able to produce regrind themselves. Photo: Honkomp

Elena Blume (Editorial team K-MAG)

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