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Climate impact of pyrolysis of waste plastic packaging in comparison with reuse and mechanical recycling

authors: Möck, A. | Bulach, W. | Betz, J.
Year of publication: 09 / 2022

Commissioned by Zero Waste Europe and the Rethink Plastic alliance to the Oeko-Institut, this study compares seven scenarios for the future of plastic packaging in the European Union (EU) from a climate perspective, following the…

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Climate impact of pyrolysis of waste plastic packaging in comparison with reuse and mechanical recycling

authors: Möck, A. | Betz, J.
Year of publication: 09 / 2022

Presentation by Alexandra Möck and Dr. Johannes Betz, webinar on the study "The climate impact of pyrolysis of plastic packaging and alternatives – strategies to lower it", 27. September 2022

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Meeting the Milestones in the Responsible Sourcing Roadmap

Good Practice Guidelines for the Mobility Sector

authors: Degreif, S. | Betz, J. | Farooki, M.
Year of publication: 06 / 2022

The good practice guidelines on responsible sourcing (RS) in the mobility sector outline outstanding key practices distilled from the RE-SOURCING Project’s research and consultations on the mobility sector. To promote peer learning and…

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Identifying Challenges & Required Actions for Responsible Sourcing in the e-Mobility Sector

RE-SOURCING Briefing document No. 12

authors: Degreif, S. | Betz, J.
Year of publication: 06 / 2022

Within the road transportation sector, the lithium-ion battery vehicles are playing an important role in the global effort to achieve the targets set under the Paris Agreement. This briefing document summarises the State-of-play and…

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At other countries' expense?

Lithium-Ion Batteries as Backbone of the Mobility Transition

author: Betz, J.
Year of publication: 06 / 2022

Presentation by Dr. Johannes Betz, Oeko-Institute's Annual Conference 2022, 22. June 2022, dbb forum, Berlin

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SUP and Packaging Waste Prevention

Policy Recommendation for Thailand

authors: Prakash, S. | Löw, C. | Srisawaskraisor, S. | Pongruktham, O.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

The objective of this policy brief is to support the vision of the Bio-Circular- Green Economy Model (BCG Model) of Thailand. The main focus of this policy brief is on promoting the circularity of plastic materials through upstream…

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Economic Measures for Packaging Waste Prevention

authors: Prakash, S. | Michalscheck, M.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

The main aim in packaging waste prevention must be the reduction of primary re-source use and of waste generated. To exemplify the urgency: if our plastic packag-ing use would continue to grow like it currently does, even with increased…

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City Gold – Metal Stocks with a Future

A Guide

authors: Buchert, M. | Bulach, W.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

The project "KartAL III - Mapping of the Anthropogenic Stock III", commissioned by the Federal Environment Agency, focuses on the recovery options and expected material flows of seven metals and its alloys. In order to significantly…

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Making transformations equitable - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2021

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

Management of End-of-life Flat Panel Displays through E-waste Compensation in Nigeria

Feasibility study on options for developing environmentally sound recycling solutions in Nigeria

authors: Schleicher, T. | Manhart, A. | Hilbert, I. | Smit, R. | Jung, H. | Adogame, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The following study addresses the possibilities for responsible management of end-of-life flat panel displays in Nigeria. For this, it explores types of flat panel displays, their markets as well as responsible options for suitable…

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Management of End-of-life Li-ion Batteries through E-waste Compensation in Nigeria

Feasibility study on options for developing environmentally sound recycling solutions in Nigeria

authors: Manhart, A. | Betz, J. | Schleicher, T. | Hilbert, I. | Smit, R. | Jung, H. | Adogame, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The study addresses the possibilities for responsible management of end-of-life lithium-ion batteries from domestic consumption in Nigeria. As there are currently no recycling and final treatment capacities for such batteries installed…

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Study on Greening Cloud Computing and Electronic Communications Services and Networks

Towards Climate Neutrality by 2050

authors: Bilsen, V. | Gröger, J. | Devriendt, W. | Liu, R. | Gaušas, S. | Behrens, F. | Bley, F. | Carpentier, M. | Duchêne, V. | Köhler, A. | Lecocq, C. | Legein, E. | Quack, D.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The digital transformation currently taking place is characterised by an increase in the amount of data that needs to be collected, processed, stored and transmitted. This results in an expansion of the information and communication…

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Setting up a European Sustainability Framework for the Extractive Industries

Capacity-Building survey results - Briefing document March 2022

authors: Hay, D. | Degreif, S. | Wagner, T.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

SUMEX is a 36-month project funded by the EC that started on 01.11.2020. The project supports the set-up of a European sustainability framework to improve the permitting procedure along the extractive value chain (prospecting,…

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Standard Operating Procedures for Environmentally Sound Management of Used Lead-acid Batteries

authors: Wilson, B. | Manhart, A.
Year of publication: 12 / 2021

This report entails Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for environmentally sound management of used lead-acid batteries (ULABs). The SOPs consist of 37 sheets, each covering one topic relevant for safe and environmentally sound ULAB…

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SUMEX Deliverable D4.2: Toolkit Learners & leaders League (3-L) Approach

November 2021

authors: Endl, A. | Graf, A. | Barriere, N. | Degreif, S. | Wagner, T. | Tost, M. | Streit, S. | Waidacher, V.
Year of publication: 11 / 2021

This deliverable provides a plan of action and engagement approach of SUMEX with people and organisations and their involvement in project actions, in order to facilitate the creation of a Learners & Leader League and a Community of…

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Why are biobased and biodegradable plastic not part of the solution to reduce plastic waste?

Checking the facts!

Year of publication: 11 / 2021

This report has been prepared to provide simple assistance to CAP SEA partner organisations in their work. Science-based background knowledge on biobased and biodegradable plastic shall enable the partners to avoid regrettable…

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The Impact of Gold

Sustainability aspects in the gold supply-chains and Switzerland's role as a gold hub

authors: Schön-Blume, N. | Dolega, P. | Buchert, M. | Bodenmüller, B. | Meyer, M.
Year of publication: 11 / 2021

Switzerland has a particularly strong relationship with gold: Not only is 50 % – 70 % of the world’s gold refined in Switzerland, but Swiss banks also play a crucial role in marketing bullion. Switzerland is also a primary hub for…

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Material choices for environment-friendly packaging design

Analysis of existing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies

Year of publication: 10 / 2021

There is a growing agreement on negative consequences of increasing single-use plastic and packaging waste to human health, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, climate change and biodi- versity. However, implementation of measures to…

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Implementing circular economy in Mexico: Recommendations for strategies against obsolescence of smartphones & textiles

authors: Sohns, I. | Meister, M. | Prakash, S. | López Hernández, V. | Itzchel, J. | Ruiz, N. | López Mérida, G. | González Osorio, L. | Calderón Valesco, M.
Year of publication: 09 / 2021

The aim of this document is to draw attention to necessary reforms of the legal and economic framework in the area of "circular economy", waste prevention and product obsolescence. In addition, the potential of the circular economy for…

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Recycled content in plastic material with focus on PET, HDPE, LDPE, PP

State of play

authors: Löw, C. | Manhart, A. | Prakash, S.
Year of publication: 07 / 2021

The GIZ is implementing a global project “Support of the Export Initiative for Green Technologies” as a contribution to solving key environmental problems on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU). The BMU Export…

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