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Press and news

Welcome to our media area, where you can get a good initial overview

Here, you will find more about RITTEC Umwelttechnik, press releases and information about our sustainable work, along with details of events and the latest on our research projects.

Are you a journalist or content creator looking to speak to us in person? Then please don’t hesitate to contact us. We welcome your interest.


RITTEC Umwelttechnik
Feldstraße 29
21335 Lüneburg

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Lüneburg-based environmental technology start-up RITTEC Umwelttechnik is one of the nine finalists in the 2021 Next Economy Award (NEA). The NEA is a prestigious award for green start-up businesses forming part of the German Sustainability Awards – being nominated from a pool of 140 applicants is in itself a great success for the Lüneburg-based start-up…

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Plastic waste remains an unsolved problem worldwide. Sad to say, Germany is currently a leader in waste production.

ZDF info showed the current handling of waste in a documentary (2019). At the same time, opportunities are being revealed which offer new forms of recycling in Germany and across Europe. revolPET®, the solution from RITTEC Umwelttechnik, is presented as an innovative technology that can help solve the plastics problem.

ZDF video-on-demand: Apocalypse Waste

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RITTEC Umwelttechnik wins Next Economy Award as part of 13th German Sustainability Awards. Empty juice bottles, cheese packs, takeaway boxes: Where many people see dirty city centres and oceans, the RITTEC Umwelttechnik environmental tech team sees great opportunities for recovering raw materials. Their solution for the circular economy …

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Extrusion technology specialist Leistritz Extrusionstechnik and RITTEC Umwelttechnik are jointly developing solutions for the continuous recycling of PET plastics. Through their strategic partnership, the two companies are addressing the pressing issue of plastic waste prevention, initially focussed on the European market. They have together created and launched revolPET®, a monomer recycling technology. It breaks down PET plastics into their constituent raw materials, creating a closed resource loop …