The institute at a glance

Institute cyclos-htp

Founded in Mai 2014 with its head office in Aachen, the Institute cyclos-HTP is a company specialised in the classification, assessment and certification of recyclability of packaging and goods as well as in research and development in this area. Founding partners of the institute are the managing directors of cyclos GmbH and of Ingenieursgesellschaft HTP GmbH.

Managing directors of the Institute cyclos-HTP are Sandra Beckamp und Dr Joachim Christiani.

cyclos GmbH

Founded in 1993 in Osnabrück, cyclos GmbH (cyclos) is one of the leading expert offices in the field of waste and material flow management. We employ interdisciplinary staff from various fields (engineering, business, chemistry, biology), which allows us to assess issues from a multi-dimensional, i. e. technical, scientific, legal and economic point of view.


Key areas of our work are expert services (packaging waste, waste batteries and waste electrical and electronic equipment) as well as the development of waste management concepts and fact finding. Specifically: 

  • Expert services in the field of packaging disposal and electrical and electronic equipment disposal
  • Expert services within the German deposit scheme (Deutsches Pfandsystem GmbH)
  • Certification of plastic recycling plants (according to VerpackV, EN 15343 and others)
  • Certification of waste management facilities
  • Conducting waste management studies and research projects
  • Conducting sorting analyses of mixed waste
  • Weighing services for packaging
  • Waste management and environmental consulting

HTP GmbH & Co. KG

Since the early 1990s, Ingenieursgesellschaft HTP GmbH & Co.KG (HTP) is an independent planning and consulting company in the recycling and renewables industry. HTP has offices in the technology hub Aachen and in the Ruhr region. Combining independency, flexibility and the high level of dedication of an owner-managed engineering firm with experience and competence, HTP is now one of the leading engineering service providers in the field of process and plant design for waste disposal and recycling with more than 100 references.


HTP’s core competencies are:

  • Plant technology for processing local residual waste and packaging as well as plastics, paper, commercial and production waste
  • municipal and industrial waste management
  • renewable energies

Our key activities are:

  • Technical consultancy
  • Process development and optimisation
  • Plant design (from feasibility study to commissioning)
  • Expert services