Mr. M.Sc. Thomas Diefenhardt, male, has been active in the research of closed-loop-recycling solutions for contaminated plastics since 2019. Obtained a degree in biotechnology and food technology at the University of Munich (2019). He is currently working as an Scientist in the field of plastic recycling at Fraunhofer IVV. He coordinates the H2020 project Circular Flooring (New products from waste PVC flooring and safe end-of-life treatment of plasticisers).