Zero waste or waste apocalypse?
Human existence has always been associated with its legacies, and waste has always been evidence of the habits and everyday life of the Anthropocene: but what history is our waste writing today?
Many cycles are not intact, waste is overflowing en masse, strategies for avoidance, dumping, recovery or processing are often lacking, despite - and because of - our highly complex industrial culture. Is a world without waste conceivable today?
Prof. Dr. Peter Quicker conducts research on thermal waste recycling at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen and is the editor of the Waste Handbook.
Dr. Henning Wilts heads the Circular Economy Department at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and is responsible for the European Environment Agency's annual progress report on waste prevention.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gilian Gerke researches at the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal in the field of resource management, plastics recycling and ecological monitoring with further focus on international waste management, waste in the oceans and environmental education.
Moderation: Alina Schadwinkel, Editorial Director Spektrum.de
In cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation Baden-Württemberg.
In the framework of theInternational Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg
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