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Advancing REACH - REACH and substitution

Final report

authors: Bunke, D. | Löw, C. | Moch, K. | Reihlen, A. | Reineke, N.
Year of publication: 01 / 2021

Enhancing substitution of substances of concern with less hazardous alternatives will remain a key challenge for chemicals management in the coming years and is a central aim of REACH. This study analyses the support of substitution,…

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Producer responsibility of third-country producers in e-commerce

Final report

authors: Hermann, A. | Gailhofer, P. | Gsell, M. | Kampffmeyer, N. | Schomerus, T.
Year of publication: 10 / 2020

In order to enforce producer responsibility under waste law against producers of electrical and electronic equipment, batteries and packaging from countries outside the EU, so-called third countries, a new study recommends adding two new…

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Environmental Criticality of Raw Materials

An assessment of environmental hazard potentials of raw materials from mining and recommendations for an ecological raw materials policy

authors: Dehoust, G. | Manhart, A. | Dolega, P. | Vogt, R. | Kemper, L. | Auberger, A. | Becker, F. | Scholl, C. | Rechlin, A. | Priester, M.
Year of publication: 06 / 2020

Within the project OekoRess II, more than 50 mineral raw materials were evaluated with regard to the environmental hazard potential of mining using and further refining the methodology developed in the predecessor project OekoRess I.

The…

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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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FAQ “Extending the life span of home appliances”

Year of publication: 10 / 2018

Repair or replace? Extending the life-span of your home appliances – FAQs and helpful hints

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Study in support of evaluation of the Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators - Final Report

Under the Framework contract on economic analysis of environmental and resource efficiency policies ENV.F.1./FRA/2014/0063

authors: Stahl, H. | Baron, Y. | Hay, D. | Hermann, A. | Mehlhart, G. | Baroni, L. | Rademaekers, K. | Williams, R. | Pahal, S.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

This evaluation study assesses whether Directive 2006/66/EC adequately addresses and implements the Directive’s objectives and whether the Directive’s legal requirements at the EU level and their implementation at the Member State level…

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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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Study on the Energy Saving Potential of Increasing Resource Efficiency

Final Report

authors: Mehlhart, G. | Bakas, I. | Herczeg, M. | Strosser, P. | Rynikiewicz, C. | Agenais, A. | Bergmann, T. | Mottschall, M. | Köhler, A. | Antony, F. | Bilsen, V. | Greeven, S. | Debergh, P. | Hay, D.
Year of publication: 09 / 2016

This study estimates potential energy savings found through increased resource efficiency in select product groups, sectors and examples of industrial symbioses in the EU. Six areasoffer the greatest energy savings from…

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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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Collection of data on laptop standards, as well as development of assessment criteria for further product groups in the project "Quality check of sustainability standards"

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 04 / 2016

In March 2013, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) was commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with the project "Quality check of sustainability standards". The aim of the…

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Study on the practical application of the new framework methodology for measuring the environmental impact of ICT - cost/benefit analysis (SMART 2012/0064 )

authors: Prakash, S. | Baron, Y. | Liu, R. | Proske, M. | Schlösser, A.
Year of publication: 09 / 2014

The study concludes that existing methodologies for measuring the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy footprint of ICT developed by various standardization organizations are suitable for being integrated into concrete environmental…

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When less is more - Sufficiency – Need and options for policy action

Oeko-Institute’s Working Paper 3/2013

authors: Heyen, D. | Fischer, C. | Barth, R. | Brunn, C. | Grießhammer, R. | Keimeyer, F. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2013

In this working paper we focus on the political dimension, which has been neglected up to now. Sufficiency policy encompasses political measures which are geared to environmentally sustainable consumption patterns and involve a change in…

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Utopia Product 2013. Environmentally sound products availabe at Saturn stores: Current EcoTopTen product recommendations, guidebook for the point of sale and guidelines for the sales staff

Project manager: Quack, D.
End of project: 12 / 2013

Providing the current EcoTopTen market overviews for the following seven product groups: televisions, refrigerators and freezers, espresso machines, washing machines, dishwashers, dryers and vacuum cleaners.

- Providing customer…

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Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) Green Paper - E-waste Country Study Ethiopia

authors: Manhart, A. | Amera, T. | Mehari, B.
Year of publication: 04 / 2013

The generation and management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste) is an increasing concern in many African countries. Attempts to bridge the digital divide as well as rapid economic development continue to boost the…

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