Phil Ruthig is a relative newcomer to the plastic recycling scene. He studied Neuroscience and is busy with his PhD at Uni Leipzig and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. In summer 2020, his focus expanded to plastic recycling after he won funding for sustainable engagement (Mitmachfonds Sachsen, Kategorie ReWIR). After a short and very fruitful networking session with the local scene, he co-founded the Kunststofferei in June 2020. When he is not busy with recycling plastic or wondering how brains work, you’ll most likely find him climbing some boulder or surfing across stormy waters with his kite.