In the Knowledge section we provide our POLYPROBLEM publications, documentations of our POLYRPOBLEM events and recordings of webinars and workshops for free watching and downloading.

In addition, we share selected information on the issue of plastics and the environment that have particularly been of interest to us. In the future, a curated database of knowledge is to be created here, which will facilitate research for all those who strive to find solutions to the global challenge of plastic waste.



The current POLYPROBLEM topic report “TREASURE HUNT – Faults and Flaws of the Recycling Market… and a glimpse into a possible future” takes a close look at the market for recycled plastic. Why is the plastics cycle currently failing and what are the real solutions for politics and industry?

Download the full report here.

The Waste of Others

Most of the plastic waste ends up in the oceans from emerging and developing countries of the Global South. The efforts of politics, companies, science and NGOs to achieve comprehensive waste management in these countries are correspondingly diverse. But do these many projects help at all?

Download the full report here.


The critical finding of the first POLYPROBLEM study: Despite the enormous public attention for the increasing environmental pollution caused by plastic waste, a global agenda to solve the problem is not in sight.

Is there a prospect of a global plan? The POLYPROBLEM Study summarizes the most important challenges, approaches and actors in a compact overview and offers orientation for all those who want to get involved in the field of plastics and the environment.

Download the full report here.

Recommended Reading

Our World in Data

The non-profit platform Our World in Data summarizes research results on global challenges and presents them in easy-to-understand texts and clear graphics for further use – including important information on plastics and the environment.