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Incentive based collection of e-waste – Results from pilot implementation in Ghana

Presentation on the World Resources Forum, 23-24.10.2019

authors: Manhart, A. | Akuffo, B. | Atiemo, S. | Attafuah-Wadee, K. | Jacobs, J. | Batteiger, A.
Year of publication: 10 / 2019

Improvement strategies for e-waste management in countries like Ghana require the buy-in of the informal sector. In that context, an incentive-based approach was developed and tested. It aims at motivating informal collectors and…

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Production of Palm Oil in Indonesia

Country-focused commodity analysis in the context of the Bio-Macht project.

authors: Schleicher, T. | Hilbert, I. | Manhart, A. | Hennenberg, K. | Ernah, . | Vidya, S. | Fakhriya, I.
Year of publication: 02 / 2019

This study provides insights into the commodity based characteristics, environmental and social hot spots and policy instruments such as certification for palm oil production in Indonesia as a result of the Bio-Macht Project funded by…

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End-of-Life Management of Batteries in the Off-Grid Solar Sector

How to deal with hazardous battery waste from solar power projects in developing countries?

authors: Manhart, A. | Hilbert, I. | Magalini, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

In order to achieve Sustainable Development Goal No. 7 on affordable and clean energy for all, many developing countries initiated ambitious energy access programs that are often supported by the international donor community. Many of…

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The environmental criticality of primary raw materials – A new methodology to assess global environmental hazard potentials of minerals and metals from mining

authors: Manhart, A. | Vogt, R. | Priester, M. | Dehoust, G. | Auberger, A. | Blepp, M. | Dolega, P. | Kämper, C. | Giegrich, J. | Schmidt, G. | Kosmol, J.
Year of publication: 08 / 2018

Environmental aspects are more and more relevant for raw material policy-making and responsible sourcing strategies. This trend is partly based on growing public awareness of problems and impacts associated with extraction and…

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Report on the Fact Finding Mission on the Management and Recycling of End-of-life Batteries used in Solar Home Systems in Myanmar

authors: Manhart, A. | Latt, K. | Hilbert, I.
Year of publication: 03 / 2018

In Myanmar many rural households are not connected to the electricity grid. In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal No. 7 on affordable and clean energy, the Department of Rural Development (DRD) of the Ministry of…

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Concept for a data and knowledge information system on mineral mining and trade and related environmental and socioeconomic issues 1.0

STRADE Concept 01/2018

Year of publication: 01 / 2018

The STRADE project has developed a concept for a data and knowledge information system on mineral mining and trade and related environmental and socio-economic issues. It combines global and EU mining and trade data with information on…

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Minerals and metals from non-EU countries – Europe’s role and responsibility for positive change in industry supply chains

STRADE Policy Brief 01/2017

authors: Manhart, A. | Gsell, M. | Hay, D. | Schüler, D.
Year of publication: 02 / 2017

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports the project…

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EU raw material import flows – acknowledging non-EU environmental and social footprints

STRADE Policy Brief 02/2017

Year of publication: 02 / 2017

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports,the project will…

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Voluntary initiatives in the mining sector and their principles and criteria on socio-economic sustainability

STRADE Policy Brief 09/2016

Year of publication: 12 / 2016

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports the project will…

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Resource Efficiency in the ICT Sector

Summary

authors: Manhart, A. | Fischer, C. | Graulich, K. | Prakash, S. | Prieß, R. | Schleicher, T. | Tür, M.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

In compiling this study, Oeko-Institut was able to draw from a broad variety of its previous research in virtually all of the fields addressed. While these research projects are referred to in the references section, Oeko-Institut also…

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Resource Efficiency in the ICT Sector

Final Report

authors: Manhart, A. | Fischer, C. | Graulich, K. | Prakash, S. | Prieß, R. | Schleicher, T. | Tür, M.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

In compiling this study, Oeko-Institut was able to draw from a broad variety of its previous research in virtually all of the fields addressed. While these research projects are referred to in the references section, Oeko-Institut also…

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Outlining Socio-Economic Challenges in the Non-Fuel Mining Sector

STRADE Policy Brief 05/2016

Year of publication: 10 / 2016

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports the project will…

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Baseline Assessment on E-waste Management in Ghana

authors: Atiemo, S. | Faabeluon, L. | Manhart, A. | Nyaaba, L. | Schleicher, T.
Year of publication: 06 / 2016

This report was produced within the framework of the Ghanaian part of the programme on Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI). Based on field investigations in Ghana this report contains an overview on companies with activities in…

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The deadly business

Findings from the Lead Recycling Africa Project

authors: Manhart, A. | Amera, T. | Kuepouo, G. | Mathai, D. | Mng’anya, S. | Schleicher, T.
Year of publication: 05 / 2016

In order to expand the knowledge base on lead recycling industries in Africa, Oeko-Institut launched a fundraising campaign and initiated the Lead Recycling Africa Project in late 2014. In this project, local research organizations…

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An efficient & effective e-waste collection system for Ethiopia

Consultancy Service for UNIDO within the E-Waste Management Project in Ethiopia (EWAMP)

authors: Schleicher, T. | Manhart, A. | Amera, T. | Belay, A. | Genet, Z.
Year of publication: 02 / 2016

This report documents all results of the consultancy project, Consultancy Service on an Efficient and Effective E-waste Collection System for Ethiopia that was jointly carried out by Öko-Institut e.V. and Pesticide Action Nexus…

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Transition to sound recycling of e-waste and car waste in developing countries

Lessons learned from implementing the Best-of-two-Worlds concept in Ghana and Egypt

authors: Buchert, M. | Manhart, A. | Mehlhart, G. | Degreif, S. | Schleicher, T. | Meskers, C. | Picard, M. | Weber, F. | Walgenbach, S. | Kummer, T. | Blank, R. | Allam, H. | Meinel, J. | Ahiayibor, V.
Year of publication: 01 / 2016

A synthesis report of the project Global Circular Economy of Strategic Metals – Best-of-two-Worlds approach (Bo2W)(FKZ 033R097A – D)

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Recycling of Hard Disk Drives – Analysing the optimal dismantling depth for recyclers in developing countries and emerging economies

Global Circular Economy of Strategic Metals – the Best-of-two-Worlds Approach (Bo2W)

authors: Manhart, A. | Buchert, M. | Degreif, S. | Mehlhart, G. | Meinel, J.
Year of publication: 11 / 2015

The report was produced as part of the BMBF-funded project “Global circular economy of strategic metals - best-of-two-worlds approach (Bo2W)” and addresses the recycling of hard disk drives from electronic waste (e-waste). Hard disk…

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The Best of two Worlds Project (Bo2W)

Possible solution strategies

author: Manhart, A.
Year of publication: 09 / 2015

Presentation by Andreas Manhart, Senior Researcher in the Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division, Bo2W Closing Event, 24.9.2015, Berlin.

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The recycling chain for acid batteries in Ghana

Observations and general considerations

Year of publication: 06 / 2015

This report provides basic information on sources, management paths and downstream markets of used lead-acid batteries in Ghana. The majority of information contained in this document was derived during various field studies on the…

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Legal and institutional requirements in Ghana

Work package 3.5 of the Bo2W project

authors: Manhart, A. | Meinel, J. | Walgenbach, S.
Year of publication: 10 / 2014

The problems associated with the recycling of e-waste in Africa, for both people and the environment, are well-known. Less well known, though, are the benefits that sustainable recycling can bring. Oeko-Institut’s new project aims to…

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