Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Clara Löw


Special Expertise

Main areas of research: Circular Economy and Global Value Chains


  • Circular Economy & Product Policy: National, european and international approaches and policy instruments
  • Materials, chemicals and pollutants at the interface of products and waste
  • Plastics and textiles


  • Expert interviews
  • SWOT analyses
  • Substance evaluation

Key Projects

  • Model Germany Circular Economy: Modelling and Blueprint for a Circular Economy in Germany
  • Scientific support for the stakeholder process and development of the German National Circular Economy Strategy (NKWS)
  • Fundraising project "Call and Proposals for a Circular Economy”
  • Bio-based materials, chemical recycling and carbon cycles in the circular economy
  • Approaches to avoid single-use plastics and promote recycled content in plastics in the ASEAN region
  • Reusable packaging for out-of-home consumption of food and beverages

Professional Training and Career

  • Since 2020: Researcher at Öko-Institut, Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division
  • Since 2019: Research Assistant at Öko-Institut, Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division
  • 2017-2019: Project Manager of a BMZ-founded exchange project on the UN Sustainable Development Goals with young adults from Germany and Rwanda
  • 2016/7: Internships at the Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt) and Environmental Unit of the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU, Brussels; focus: circular economy and chemicals policy
  • 2016-2019: Master of Science in Environmental Science, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 2012-2016: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Freiburg

Language Skills

English, French


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