Recycling management of plastics in Augsburg


Increasing volumes of plastic waste are a challenge at regional level as well as on a global scale. To face this challenge, European initiatives such as the “Green Deal” or new national legislations (e.g. the German Packaging Law) focus on waste prevention towards more circularity. This creates various opportunities for urban-rural partnerships, e.g. for bio-based business models or a regional circular economy, which at the same time bear positive impacts on land management. In order to identify suitable solutions for the exemplary region of Augsburg, a consortium of ten stakeholders from public institutions, academia and companies have teamed up in the reGIOcycle project.

Goals and approach

reGIOcycle aims at the prevention of plastic waste and the substitution of plastics with bio-based materials as well as sustainable recycling practices. In order to reach this goal, the consortium will develop and implement a regional circular economy model in the City of Augsburg and its surrounding districts, creating an urban-rural network of stakeholders from municipalities, universities, companies and civil society.

Expected results and transfer

The project’s main result will be a roadmap containing guidelines for the realization of a regional circular economy model. This model will also be designed for transferability not only to further product groups, but also to other regions.

Project Lead / Contact

Laura Jantz-Klinkner
Trägerverein Umwelttechnologie-Cluster Bayern e.V.
Am Mittleren Moos 48
86167 Augsburg
Telephone: +49 821 455 798-24

reGIOcycle: partners during the kick-off meeting © Umweltcluster Bayern
reGIOcycle: partners during the kick-off meeting © Umweltcluster Bayern

Project Profile

Funding Measure:

Project Cluster:
Regional Material Cycles

Project Title:
reGIOcycle – Prevention of Plastic Waste, Substitution with Bio-based Materials and Sustainable Recycling Practices in an Urban-Rural Context by Using the Example of Augsburg

01.02.2020 – 31.01.2023

Project Number:

Funding Amount:
1.665.418,93 €

- BioIN GmbH, Ingolstadt
- Difu Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik gGmbH, Berlin
- Dorr GmbH und Co. KG, Kempten (Allgäu)
- ELOGplan GmbH, Ingolstadt
- Fraunhofer IWKS, Alzenau
- Landpack GmbH, Alling
- Stadt Augsburg und Abfallwirtschafts- und Stadtreinigungsbetrieb der Stadt Augsburg
- TECNARO GmbH, Ilsfeld
- Universität Augsburg – Institut für Materials Resource Management und Resource Lab, Augsburg
- Universität Stuttgart – Institut für Kunststofftechnik, Stuttgart


June 2020