Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Daniel Hinchliffe

Senior Researcher

Special Expertise

Main areas of research:

  • Circular economy, waste management and recycling
  • Sustainable products and consumption
  • International cooperation and development policy


  • Circular Economy, e-waste, battery recycling
  • Product policy instruments (national, EU, international): Ecodesign, extended producer responsibility, energy label, eco-label, Basel Convention
  • Sustainability cooperation with emerging economies
  • Resources and global material cycles
  • Innovative approaches


  • Transdisciplinary sustainability research
  • Stakeholder processes/networks
  • Moderation, Trainings

Key projects

  • Production of guidance documents on various topics across sectors, e.g. e-waste and batteries management, waste to energy, pre- and co-processing of waste in cement kilns, digital approaches to circular economy
  • Trainings on recycling and e-waste management (webinar series, e-waste academies, business bootcamp, train the trainers)
  • Supporting international/EU political processes and positioning, set up of and coordination of international expert networks

Language Skills

English (mother tongue), German, Spanish


Daniel Hinchliffe