Publications

Economic Measures for Packaging Waste Prevention

Economic measures provide basic economic and regulatory guidance to influence the demand and supply for particular packaging materials and/or product groups. They include…

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Is plastic waste the building material of the future?
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Plastic is one of the most used materials for consumer goods, packaging and as building material. The use of plastics in the building sector is greatly influenced by current megatrends: climate…

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Why are biobased and biodegradable plastic not part of the solution to reduce plastic waste?

Disposable, single-use packaging is convenient from the perspective of consumers. This holds true, for example, for takeaway food packaging. However, the high amounts of plastic consumed entail…

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Material choices for environment-friendly packaging design
Material choices for environment-friendly packaging design

This report is based on a literature review of several LCA studies conducted to analyze the environmental impact of different packaging materials and…

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Industrial Water Compendium - A Guide for Decision Makers in Industrial Wastewater Management in India and the MENA Region
(also available in French, German and Arabic)

Discharges of wastewater from industrial activities represent a global challenge, with developing countries and emerging economies especially vulnerable to their…

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Design-for-recycling (D4R) – State of play
Design-for-recycling (D4R) – State of play

In an ideal circular economy, no primary resources shall enter production processes, but only recycled material. As a precondition, products must be…

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Plastic waste for affordable building material – the silver bullet?
Plastic waste for affordable building material – the silver bullet?

Could the use of plastic as a raw material for the production of construction material, especially for low-cost housing and shelters, give plastic waste a second life? Several companies and start-…

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Considerations for packaging classification
Considerations for packaging classification

Globally, packaging waste has increasingly become an environmental problem. The problem is the large volume, the high resource intensity in production, the low…

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Recycled content in plastic material with focus on PET, HDPE, LDPE, PP
Recycled content in plastic material with focus on PET, HDPE, LDPE, PP

In an ideal circular economy, no primary resources shall enter production processes, but only recycled material. The transition towards circular economy…

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Extended Producer Responsibility Scheme for Packaging Waste in Egypt
(also available in Arabic)

The mission assigned to the contractor, Black Forest Solutions GmbH and Landbell AG, was to develop an EPR scheme for packaging waste in Egypt, following best practices of the European Union…

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