Knut Sander

  • Born 28 August 1960 in Dortmund
  • 1981-1987: Studies of geography, religious sciences and pedagogics
  • 1987-1989: Traineeship
  • 1989: Second state examination for lectureship
  • 1989-1990: Educational training as consultant for waste management in Hannover
  • Since 1990 employee and since 1993 associate of Ökopol

Main focus of work

Resources and Recycling Economy

  • Implementation  oriented approaches to increase resource efficiency
  • Political strategies and technical approaches for the optimisation of collection, treatment and recycling of products of resource relevance
  • Cross-stakeholders approaches for the optimization of disposal chains
  • Monitoring concepts of material flows of resource relevance
  • Optimization of products from the perspective of recycling economy
  • Substitution of hazardous substances

Industrial Emissions and Best Available Techniques (BAT)

  • Assessment of disposal route and disposal techniques
  • Best available techniques in waste management and metal industry

Emission Reporting

  • Monitoring concepts of emissions related to products (main focus on traffic)

 

Selected references

Title Client
Project leader
Project partner
Duration

Title Client
Project leader
Project partner
Duration

Chemical policy

Impacts of REACH on plastics recycling (FKZ: 3708 31 305/01) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2008 – 2009

V517

Industrial emissions and Best Available Techniques (BAT)

Study on best available techniques (BAT) in the smitheries and foundries industry (FKZ: 3710 44 316 / TV 03) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
IfG Institut fuer Gießereitechnik gGmbH, Duesseldorf (DE)
2011 – 2013

V586
Study on best available techniques (BAT) in the European wood-based panel industry as contribution for a European BREF document
Short description European Commission Website on BREF Wood Based Panel Production
European Panel Federation (EPF), Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
vTI - Institute for Wood Technology and Wood Biology, Hamburg (DE)
2010 – 2011

V569
Application of the waste incineration directive to plants not listed explicitly in the directive-focal point blast furnaces Federal Ministry of agriculture, forestry, environment and water management, Vienna (AT)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2006 – 2007

V442
Sustainable Metal Economy - Resource management and closed loop recycling Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Berlin (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2004

VStudien

Resources and Recycling Economy

Elaboration of approaches to an improved data basis on whereabouts of end-of-life vehicles including legal instruments (FKZ 3714 33 315 0) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Apl. Prof. Dr. jur. Dr. rer. pol. Joachim Sanden, Lueneburg (DE); K.a.p.u.t.t. GmbH (e-car), Pinneberg (DE); KIC Umweltberatung für Altauto-Recycling & Ressourcen-Management, Potsdam (DE); RETEK GmbH, Ihlow (DE); Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH, Wuppertal (DE)
2014 – 2017

V666
Updating of the waste management plan of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Ministery of Economy, Construction and Tourism Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schwerin (DE)

Project leader:
Intecus GmbH Abfallwirtschaft und umweltintegratives Management, Dresden (DE)

Project partner:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2014 – 2016

V653
Working committee on electronic devices and resource efficiency Commission of the Lower Saxonian Government, Hannover (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2012 – 2015

V630-2
Implementing Extended Producer Responsibility in Azerbaijan for WEEE, batteries, tires and packaging ACE Group Consultants MMC, Baku (AZ)

Project leader:
Joint Stock Ekokonsultacijos, Vilnius (LT)

Project partner:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2013 – 2014

V647
Optimization of the separation of components and materials from end-of-life-vehicles for the recovery of critical metals (FKZ: 3713 33 337) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Callparts Recycling GmbH, Ketzin (DE)

Project partner:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2013 – 2014

V642
Organisation and realisation of a conference on the subject "Against the waste of resources - concrete steps towards waste prevention" in May 2014 (Project No.: 31 063) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2013 – 2014

V645
Innovative pilot activities for sustainable management of resources with technical relevance N.N.

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2013 – 2014

V634
Promotion of Re-use - Experiences of Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Energy Transition, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of Schleswig-Holstein (MELUR), Kiel (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Öko-Institut e.V., Freiburg (DE)
2013

V641
Optimising the disposal of mercury containing gas discharge lamps and other lamps (FKZ: 3712 33 306) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Intecus GmbH Abfallwirtschaft und umweltintegratives Management, Dresden (DE)
2012 – 2013

V624
Implementation of Art. 29 on waste prevention programmes of the waste framework directive 2008/98/EC (FKZ: 3710 32 310) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Öko-Institut e.V., Freiburg (DE)

Project partner:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2011 – 2013

V581
Development of a guidance document on "How to conduct a shredder campaign" (Study Contract No 070307/2011/603989/ETU/C2)
Short description
European Commission, DG Environment, Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2011 – 2012

V604
Technical assistance with a view to preparing an amendment of the List of Waste in the context of the new WFD and CLP (Study Contract No 070307/2010/578781/ETU/C2)
Short description
European Commission, DG Environment, Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2011 – 2012

V578
"Shadow flows" of WEEE in Germany Hewlett Packard Company (UK)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2011

V601
Determination of a data basis for gas discharge resp. mercury containing lamps (FKZ: 363 01 381)
Short description
German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Intecus GmbH Abfallwirtschaft und umweltintegratives Management, Dresden (DE)
2011

V602
Impact Assessment for a recast of the WEEE Directive on Photovoltaic Panels NN

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2011

V597
Consultation about resource and hazardousness aspects of hazardous waste N. N.

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2011

V589
Assessment regarding the relevance of printer cartridge in the overall waste stream Hewlett-Packard GmbH, Boeblingen (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2010

V558
Re-capturing E-waste N. N.

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2009 – 2010

V549
Increase of resource efficiency by efficient controls of transboundary waste shipments (FKZ: 3709 33 311) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2009 – 2010

V545
Climate protection and ReUse of electric and electronic equipment Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Arbeit e.V., Berlin (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2009

V540
ReUse of electric and electronic appliances and other equipment - Market research Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Arbeit e.V., Berlin (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2009

V539
Expertise on the application of the the energy efficiency formula (R1) of Annex II of the Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC and potential adverse effects
Short description
Consortium of the German hazardous waste disposal associations (AGS), Mainz (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2009

V533
Support to the Implementation of the European List of Waste
Short description
European Commission, DG Environment, Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
ARGUS GmbH, Berlin (DE)
2007 – 2008

V480
Development of a collection and recovery system for photovoltaic waste (FKZ: 03MAPO92) BSW Solar - Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft e.V., Berlin (DE); Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Berlin (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
BSW Solar - Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft e.V., Berlin (DE); Deutsche Solar AG, Freiberg (DE); Lawyer Kuhbier, Hamburg (DE); Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), Stuttgart (DE)
2007 – 2008

V470
Climate protection potentials of waste management European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2007 – 2008

VStudien
Participation in the workinggroup on CEN TC 249 "Plastics" WG11 "Plastics recycling" European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS), Brussels

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2006 – 2008

VArbeitsgruppen
E-Waste - Arising and destinations in selected countries Greenpeace International, Amsterdam (NL)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2006 – 2007

V458
Review of the WEEE-Directive: The producer responsibility principle of Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) European Commission, DG Environment, Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd (RPA) (UK) , International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (iiiee) - University of Lund (SE)
2006 – 2007

V456
Review of the Waste Incineration Directive (2000/76/EC): Assessment of the application and possible development of Community legislation for the control of waste incineration and co-incineration
Short description Final Report and Annex
European Commission, DG Environment, Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Lawyer Philipp Heinz (DE)
2006 – 2007

V448
Verification of the achievements of the objectives of the European Waste List Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna (AT)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2006

V424
Participation in the Standardisation Working Group VDI 2343 – Developing standards on collection and recycling of WEEE Association of German Engineers (VDI), Duesseldorf (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2006

VArbeitsgruppen
Study on the European Waste Catalogue
Short description
Federal Ministry of agriculture, forestry, environment and water management, Vienna (AT)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2005

V407
Participation in the Stakeholder Working Group “ELV-Review of the 2015 targets” European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2005

VArbeitsgruppen
Monitoring concept for waste electronic devices - development of a consensual model Lower Saxony Environmental Ministry, Hannover (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2005

V416
Recovery of mobile phones in metallurgical processes Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), Brussels (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2005

VStudien
Material flow analysis and market survey for securing the disposal of waste oils (FKZ: 204 31 322) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2004 – 2005

V383
Study on the definition of waste recovery and disposal operations in the context of the review of the Waste Framework Directive and the development of the "Thematic Strategy on Prevention and Recycling"
Short description Final Report
European Commission, DG Environment, Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2002 – 2004

V326
Workshop within the scope of the implementation of the ELV Directive, Romania Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Berlin (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2003

VSchulungen / Seminar / Konferenzen
Substance-related requirements to photovoltaic products and their disposal (FKZ: 202 33 304) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Institut für Energetik und Umwelt gGmbH, Leipzig (DE)
2002 – 2003

V327
Transposition and implementation of the European Directive on End-of-life vehicles in Estonia and Lithuania (FKZ: 380 01 047/8) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Baltic Environmental Forum (BEF), Riga (LV)
2002 – 2003

V313
Member of the FAKRA Standardisation Group on vehicle recyclability, German mirror group to ISO TC 22, WG 10 German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2002

VArbeitsgruppen
“The council directive on End of life vehicles and its implementation in the Member States held in course of the 2nd EDEN conference “Strengthening the waste management capacity of neighbouring EU Accession countries” in Budapest Institut für Europäische Politik e.V., Berlin (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2002

V306
Detailed Rules on Compliance with the Targets of Directive 2000/53/EC European Commission, DG Environment, Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2002

V305
Environmental effects and action needs resulting from the ban of heavy metals in the European directives on end-of-life vehicles and electronic equipment Federal Institute for Geological Science and Raw Materials (BGR), Hannover (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2002

V282
Pre-study for supporting Estonia and Lithuania in transposing and implementing the European Directive on end-of-life vehicles (FKZ: 380 01 039) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2002

V302
Status quo and improvement potential for collection and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment Environmental authority of Hamburg (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2002

VStudien
Cooperation project with the University of Braunschweig "Monitoring Scenarios for the implementation of the WEEE Directive" Lower Saxony Environmental Ministry, Hannover (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
University Braunschweig (DE)
2002

VStudien
Position Paper: Towards Credible Recovery
Position Paper
European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2001 – 2002

V283
Implementation of EC Requirements on End-of-Life Vehicles (2000/53/EC) in the Baltic States Baltic Environmental Forum (BEF), Riga (LV)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2001

V289
Evaluation and statement on the first monitoring report of the ARGE Altauto (FKZ: 297 92 908) German Federal Environment Agency, Berlin (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2000

V162

Environmentally Sound Products

Requirements towards design and re-use of plastic casings (Blue Angel Subproject FKZ: 3709 95 302) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2010 – 2011

V553-1
Improvement of Product Responsibility Lower Saxony Ministry for Environment and Climate, Hannover (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Hewlett-Packard GmbH, Boeblingen (DE); Tecpol Technologieentwicklungs GmbH, Hannover (DE); Tönsmeier Dienstleistung GmbH & Co. KG (DE)
2009

V548
Risk analysis of harmful substances in road vehicles: exploratory study of the effects on the environment and on health during their entire life cycle
Short description
Ministry of Environment, Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2003 – 2004

V369
Study on Heavy Metals in Vehicles (2) European Commission, DG Environment, Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2001

V256
Sustainable Design of IT-Products Envrionmental Ministry of Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2001

VStudien
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