Dr. Olaf Wirth

  • Born 18 July 1971 in Hückelhoven
  • 1992-1994: Comprehensive University Kassel, intermediate degree in Biology
  • 1994-1999: University of Cologne, Diploma in Biology, Zoology/Ecology (major)
  • 1999-2001: Research associate at the Zoology/Ecology department of the University of Cologne
  • 2001-2005: Technical University Hamburg-Harburg: PhD; scientific co-worker in the group “technical microbiology”
  • 2006-2007: Chamber of Crafts, Hamburg, Qualification course: “Integrated Management” covering subjects from quality management systems, environmental management systems to occupational safety
  • 2007-2008: Technical expert at DEKRA Umwelt GmbH, Ulm
  • Since 2008 employee of Ökopol
  • Since 2017 associate of Ökopol

Main focus of work

Chemicals Policy

  • Consulting of public authorities, associations and companies on the implementation of European chemicals legislation (REACH, CLP, POP-Regulation)

Environmentally Sound Products

  • Development of product group specific criteria for environmentally sound products in the context of ecolabeling (e.g. German Blue Angel)

Resources and Recycling Economy

  • Development and conceptional work on ecological and economically feasible solutions for waste and resource related issues, assessment of pollutants in waste streams

Selected references

Title Client
Project leader
Project partner
Duration

Title Client
Project leader
Project partner
Duration

Chemical policy

REACH support for actors in constituing and maintaining REACH expertise - Workshop series (FKZ 3711 67 430) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Öko-Institut e.V., Freiburg (DE)
2011 – 2014

V605
Socio-economic analysis in practice: Development of best practices and quality standards on SEAs as part of a restriction proposal under REACH (FKZ: 3710 65 417) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd (RPA), Loddon (UK); Sonderforschungsgruppe Institutionenanalyse - Sofia e.V. (Hochschule Darmstadt) (DE)
2010 – 2013

V580
National Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persisting Organic Pollutants (POPs) - PBDE and PFOS in Articles and Recycling (FKZ: 370 63 415) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

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

Project partner:
Eurofins GfA GmbH, Mannheim (DE); Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2010 – 2012

V572
Contribution for "Praxishandbuch für REACH-Anwender" (Practical Guidance for REACH Users) Wolter Kluwer Deutschland GmbH, Cologne (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2010 – 2012

V567
Working committee "European Chemicals Legislation" Commission of the Lower Saxonian Government, Hannover (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2007 – 2012

V500
REACH-Hamburg, organisation of a competence and promotion network for REACH in Hamburg Several business companies of Hamburg

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
since 2011

V587
ECHA Service Request on Exposure Based Waiving, Strictly Controlled Conditions and Conditions Controlling Release from Article Matrices European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Helsinki (FI)

Project leader:
DHI Water & Environment, Hørsholm (DK)

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

V552
Methods for socio-economic analysis under REACH (FKZ: 3708 65 401)
Short description
German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Didcot (UK); Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd (RPA), Loddon (UK)
2008 – 2010

V518
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
Assistance of REACH implementation activities The German Association of Wholesale Traders in Oils, Fats and Oil Raw Materials (GROFOR), Hamburg (DE)

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

V511

Resources and Recycling Economy

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
Elaboration of an action plan for waste reduction, module 1 (2010) "Identification of priority mass flows resp. industry branches relevant for waste reduction in Schleswig-Holstein" Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of the State Schleswig-Holstein (MLUR), Kiel (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2011

V607

Environmentally Sound Products

Further development of the environmental label Blue Angel: Expertise on the development of new and revision of existing environmental labels for innovative product groups (FKZ: 3709 95 302): plastic casings, digital projectors, wood pellet stoves, wood chip installations, gas and electricity-powered heat pumps, small-scale liquid/gas-fired cogeneration modules, hot water storage tanks, biological lubricants as well as development of a communication strategie for new target groups and execution of a strategy workshop German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
IÖW Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung gGmbH, Berlin (DE); Chambers Redeker Sellner Dahs Partnerschaftsgesellschaft, Berlin (DE); WKKW GmbH, Berlin (DE)
2009 – 2013

V553
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
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