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Empty juice bottles, cheese packaging, to-go boxes, polyester textiles: the RITTEC team sees great opportunities for raw materials where many people imagine filthy cities and seas. With their PET circular economy project "revolBRAS" they were granted with the titel of "Startups Connected 2022" competition, awarded on September 29, 2022 at the 10th German-Brazilian Congress for Innovation and Sustainability...

RITTEC Umwelttechnik GmbH from Lüneburg has succeeded in recycling textiles containing polyester and creating new textiles from the material itself as part of the DiTex research project.

The start-up RITTEC Umwelttechnik from Lüneburg and the TU Braunschweig have been nominated by the Federal Ministry of Economics for the German Raw Material Efficiency Award 2022. Since 2011, this Prize has been awarded to special services and solutions for the efficient use or recycling of raw materials...


RITTEC Umwelttechnik GmbH and the "DiTex" research project invite you - Press Conference

Date: 10/24/2022, 2:00 p.m

Place: Messe K-2022, Messe Düsseldorf, Hall 1, Room 14b

Around 90 percent of the PET and polyester produced globally cannot be recycled. Our high-tech recycling solution opens up new paths - We re-produce monomers!

5.3 million tonnes of post-consumer plastic waste were gathered in Germany in the year 2018 alone. Of this, only 38.6% was recycled - the rest landed primarily in incineration plants (Plastics Europe). As a direct result, potential revenues from recyclates equivalent to €700,000 were irreversibly destroyed.

Public presentation IFAT 2022: "Rethinking the Circular Economy for Plastics" topic at Forum Waste / Secondary Materials chaired by VDI ZRE, Ulrike Lange.

Practical insights and a presentation of the innovative recycling technology revolPET, these are the topics of the short presentation by Carsten Eichert, RITTEC Umwelttechnik, at the IFAT 2022 Forum Waste / Secondary Raw Materials. The session on Thursday morning, June 2, under the direction of the VDI Zentrum Ressourceneffizienz GmbH (VDI ZRE), will comprise of three individual short contributions. The challenges regarding the quality requirements for plastic recyclates used in packaging materials will be addressed. In addition to Dr Ulrike Lange, VDI ZRE, Andreas Köhler from the Ökoinstitut e.V. will present his view from a scientific perspective. 


PET manufacturer Equipolymers moves closer to circular economy solutions with new Rittec technology. The goal is to meet the growing demand for food-grade rPET - Rittec revolPET technology provides basis for recycled raw materials for PET in virgin material quality - Fossil raw materials are further replaced

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…


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

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 …

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 …