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Best practice: good examples analysed in detail
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Global supply chains: voluntary standards analysed

Be it textiles, soya or gold – it is not uncommon for products and resources to come from countries where environmental and social standards fail to... more

Global supply chains: voluntary standards analysed
Recycling must supplement resource extraction
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Electro-mobility: resources for the transition to green transport

Even if the number of electric vehicles on German roads increases significantly by the year 2050 the resource requirement for electro-mobility can be... more

Electro-mobility: resources for the transition to green transport
Out now: the new edition of eco@work
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Everything under control? Regulating nanomaterials and other chemicals

The chemicals we use in our homes and, above all, in industry are much better regulated nowadays than a few decades ago. But is it enough? Are human... more

Everything under control? Regulating nanomaterials and other chemicals
First issue of the magazin 'Öko-Mitteilungen' was published in 1978
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40 years of the Oeko-Institut - Let´s make a wish!

The June issue of eco@work ‘40 years of the Oeko-Institut – Let´s make a wish!' marks this anniversary. This special issue of the magazine looks back... more

40 years of the Oeko-Institut - Let´s make a wish!
Textilproduktion geht oft mit äußerst prekären Bedingungen einher
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Sustainable textile production in Bangladesh – what duty of care is called for?

Since the major accident at the Rana Plaza textile factory in Bangladesh in 2013 in which more than 1,100 people died, steps have been taken to... more

Sustainable textile production in Bangladesh – what duty of care is called for?
Die Rohstoffwende braucht spezifische Ziele und Maßnahmen
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Germany 2049: Transition to a sustainable use of raw materials. An agenda for action

At this very moment, somewhere in Latin America mercury is being used to mine gold – with severe impacts on human health and environmental quality.... more

Germany 2049: Transition to a sustainable use of raw materials. An agenda for action
Visionen und Lösungen für dringende Umweltfragen
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“40 years – Let’s make a wish!” The Oeko-Institut launches its anniversary celebrations

From research rebel to scientific advisor to government, business and society – the past four decades have been quite a journey. To mark its 40th... more

“40 years – Let’s make a wish!” The Oeko-Institut launches its anniversary celebrations
Nuclear energy use worldwide still a risk
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Nuclear facilities in crisis areas: an underrated threat

To what extent are nuclear facilities at risk in crisis areas? Which factors are of relevance in this context? Are policy-makers, the media and... more

Nuclear facilities in crisis areas: an underrated threat