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Barrier Analysis and Strategies for Ecolabels and Sustainable Public Procurement Implementation

Commonly encountered barriers and strategies for successful implementation

Year of publication: 10 / 2021

The following compilation of common barriers contains a short description of each challenge and possible strategies for successfully overcoming these, including references to further information and best practices. The strategies…

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Commodities that shape the world!

Guidance for sustainability in the value chains of cotton, palm oil and timber

authors: Schleicher, T. | Hilbert, I. | Amera, T. | Ernah, . | Biloko, F.
Year of publication: 05 / 2020

Learnings, conclusions and recommendations of the “Bio-Macht” Project for companies and policy makers.

The project aims at researching sustainability and power aspects in the value chains of the commodities palm oil, cotton, and timber…

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Influence of the service life of products in terms of their environmental impact: Establishing an information base and developing strategies against "obsolescence"

authors: Prakash, S. | Dehoust, G. | Gsell, M. | Schleicher, T. | Stamminger, R.
Year of publication: 01 / 2020

The aim of the study is to create a sound data basis for describing and assessing the phenomenon of obsolescence and the trends in achieved product lifespan and service life and, based on this, to develop strategies against obsolescence.…

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Due Diligence, Certification and Legality Verification of Timber from the DR Congo

Country-focused commodity analysis in the context of the Bio-Macht project (Project-ID: 031B0235B)

authors: Schleicher, T. | Ziga-Abortta, F. | Hennenberg, K.
Year of publication: 12 / 2019

This report aims at a review of due diligence, certification and legality verification schemes in the context of timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Illegal logging and trade of timber is a major social, environmental 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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The Cotton Supply Chain in Ethiopia

A country-focused commodity analysis in the context of the Bio-Macht project

authors: Hilbert, I. | Schleicher, T. | Amera, T. | Hennenberg, K.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

The overall aim of this study is to trace the current supply chain of the commodity cotton in Ethiopia. Furthermore, a special focus of the study is placed on the local impact and role of certification and due diligence schemes. In the…

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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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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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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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Global Circular Economy of Strategic Metals (Bo2W) - Chapter Ghana

Year of publication: 04 / 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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Conflict minerals - An evaluation of the Dodd-Frank Act and other resource-related measures

Year of publication: 01 / 2013

Since publication of a UN-report in 2002, it is widely recognized that the mining and trade of minerals in the eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo significantly contributes to financing violent conflicts. Although the…

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