Resources and Recycling Economy

Within the framework of the paradigm of a sustainable resource management it is a main goal of the work area  waste management and resources to reduce the globally increasing resource consumption through the closing of cycles and thus contribute to the improvement of resource efficiency.

Ökopol draws upon a broad variety of approaches which develop their maximum impact in interrelation with each other.

Product optimisation, the extension of useful lives of products and their ease of repair are efficient approaches in this context to reduce resource consumption and at the same time contribute to waste prevention.

With respect to products becoming waste but also industrial waste the integrating and inter-company optimization of the whole disposal chain from collection to recycling of contained resources is pointing out important possibilities for optimisation.

Pollution related aspects are on one hand tackled through work on the interface between waste management and chemical policy, on the other hand through work on the optimization of functioning of waste management as a sink.

Ökopol combines strategic approaches and policy development with detail knowledge on techniques of waste management, approaches of “best available techniques” and emission-related questions.

Current references concerning Resources and Recycling Economy

Title Client
Project leader
Project partner
Duration

Title Client
Project leader
Project partner
Duration
Workshop along the European Raw Materials Week: Investigating resource saving potentials through recycling and optimized energy use in the non-ferrous metals industry (FKZ: 3713 93 306) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
aforetec GbR, Bremen (DE)

Project partner:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE); Wilhelm-Büchner-Hochschule, Pfungstadt (DE)
2017 – 2018

V727
Plastics in the environment - Development of a methodological framework for quantifiying and analysing the fate of plastic waste and other plastic products in different environmental compartments (FKZ 3716343260)
Short description
German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Consultic Marketing und Industrieberatung GmbH, Alzenau (DE); Intecus GmbH Abfallwirtschaft und umweltintegratives Management, Dresden (DE)
2016 – 2018

V711
Measures and indicators for the monitoring of the success of waste prevention measures (FKZ: 3715343020) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH, Wuppertal (DE)

Project partner:
Ecologic Institut gemeinnützige GmbH, Berlin (DE); Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2015 – 2018

V678
Assessment of the implementation of the waste prevention program and development of adequate communication strategies and guidance (FKZ: 3714 32 324 0)
Short description
German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2014 – 2018

V659
16.8.2018

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