Maic Verbücheln has worked as a project manager at Ökopol, Institute for Environmental Strategies, in Hamburg since April 2005. He is responsible for the management of national and international research projects in the field of European waste policy and material flows.
Maic Verbücheln worked at Ecologic Institute for over three years. He specialised in waste management policy and technology assessment. He was resonsible for the management of the projects and combined his technical and scientific academic background with an in-depth understanding of environmental policy.
Maic Verbücheln gained significant experience in the field of sustainable waste management through his participation in and preparation for various seminars and workshops dealing with the theme of European Waste Policy. In addition, he worked in a project dealing with capacity building of Latvian and Lithuanian environmental management systems in the context of these countries' accession to the European Union.
He was involved in the formulation of the BAT memorandum BREF "Waste Treatment" as a member of the Technical Working Group in Sevilla, and worked on a study which identified best available technologies for waste management in Germany. Maic Verbücheln was also involved in a project which aims to formulate a decisive strategy for the future of municipal solid waste management (goal 2020). He works in German and English.
Maic Verbücheln studied Biotechnology at the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, from 1996 until 2001. He focused on aspects of environmental biotechnology and biological process engineering, with a particular interest in developing biological and technical solutions to waste treatment problems. He wrote his final thesis on polymer biodegradation in soil at the German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Braunschweig.
Before beginning his studies, he completed three years of vocational training in waste management at the Soest County Environment Agency. Upon completion of his studies, he took a position with the SCEA and subsequently with the Entsorgungswirtschaft Soest GmbH, where he worked for nearly two years and specialised in interdisciplinary aspects of municipal waste management.