Theresa Aigner

Theresa Aigner studied at the Vienna University of Technology and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, where she obtained her Master of Science in "Environmental Technology and International Affairs". Her focus was on the topic of "Disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment". At Fraunhofer IZM, she started as a research associate in the field of sustainability and the circular economy in 2023 and is part of the INCREACE project, whose multidisciplinary team is working to increase the proportion of plastic recyclates in the electronics industry through holistic, innovative solutions.

Challenges and opportunities: The road to more recycled plastics in electronics products

Little to no recycled plastics are used in the making of high-end electronic devices or electrical appliances (EEE), such as computers, refrigerators, and smartphones. At the same time, these products are among the fastest growing waste categories. How can the…