The officially opening session of the 3rd preparatory workshop for SEA-PLASTIC-EDU project was held in the Library of the Institute of Waste Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. Hereby, there were representatives from the consortium and additionally from the Centre for Development Research (CDR) and Centre for International Relations, BOKU to give the overview of related activities of the universities.


The main objective of the 3rd preparatory workshop is to further discussed and developed the outlines and contents of the academic book chapters in term of plastic recycling which at the later stage these chapters will be adapted and included in the bachelor and master degree curriculum at the university in Laos and Vietnam.    Therefore, the total of 17 chapters will be allocated in three modules which are: Module 1: System Analysis and Emission; Module 2: Technology; Module 3: Health and Safety.

The 17 chapters will then further develop with the consideration of the legal aspects especially on the local contexts, the fundamental of the chapter, waste characteristics, technical aspects, case studies, take home message and the lesson learnt. These 17 chapters will be developed as a teaching and training materials and compiled as a book, where the first 6 chapters will be trained on the 1st train the trainer on 20th – 24th May, 2019, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Beside this, numbers of project deliverables were completed and got the approval from all project partners which are:

  • 1 Compilation of available of capacities and identified gaps
  • 2 Report on social, gender, ethical, regional and national aspects
  • 3 Selection of modules courses
  • 1 Quality Plan
  • 2. IPR guidelines

The deliverables will also available on our project website:

Additionally, parallel with the project website, SEA-PLASTIC-EDU also have a social media platform to reach wider audiences:

3rd Preparatory Workshop Field Visits



The Brantner Group is one of the leading companies in the fields of waste management, facility services, transport and logistics. It is run by what is now the third generation of the Brantner family in Krems, which is where the company was founded. It represents in 6 countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania and Serbia. In 2007, it has over 2,500 employees. Brantner group has over 1,000 vehicles and machines, 16 landfills, 12 sorting facilities, 9 composting facilities and 6 additional processing facilities.

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PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH, is company owned by the corporate groups Coca-Cola HBC Austria, Radlberger Getränke, Rauch Fruchtsäfte, Spitz, and Vöslauer Mineralwasser. It is the only PET recycling plant operated by the Austrian beverage industry. The Austrian beverage industry recognised the potential of PET as a valuable raw material and has been ensuring that PET bottles can be reused in a sensible way since the plant went into operation in August 2007.

The participants were first introduced to the overview of the PET to PET structures and management system. Later on, there was an introduction video for about 20 minutes explaining how PET bottle been sorted and recycle.

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