Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Yifaat Baron

Senior Researcher

Special Expertise

Main areas of research: Sustainable production and technology assessment with interfaces to resource and waste management and handling


  • Technology and product assessment, waste management regulation (EEE (RoHS and WEEE), cars (ELV) and batteries)
  • Hazardous substances in products (electrical and electronic equipment, cars, batteries, etc.)


  • Cost-benefit analysis (CBA)
  • Socio-economic analysis (SEA)
  • Impact Analysis
  • Stakeholder consultations

Key Projects

  • Assessment of applications for exemptions from the substance restrictions under the RoHS Directive and the ELV Directive
  • Legislation review (evaluation and impact assessment) according to the European Commission’s Better Regulation Guidelines (ELV, Batteries, RoHS)

Professional Training and Career

  • Since 2012: Researcher at Öko-Institut, Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division
  • 2010-2012: Consultant, Project Manager and Director of Water and Environmental Engineering Section, Planning and Environment Division, Infrastructure and Environment Unit at AVIV AMCG (consulting firm)
  • 2009-2010: Researcher at the National Investigation Committee Concerning the Water Crisis in Israel, consultant for water management for the Judiciary, State of Israel
  • 2006-2009: Researcher at The Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research, Department for National Planning, Environment and Infrastructure
  • 2005-2009: Master of Arts, Natural Resource & Environmental Management, University of Haifa, Israel
  • 2000-2001: Academic year abroad at Technische Universität (TU) Berlin, Germany
  • 1996-2002: Bachelor of Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Language Skills

English and Hebrew (mother tongues), German


Yifaat Baron