Publications

The way forward: Building partnerships for sustainable environmental solutions

GIZ implements projects of the “Export Initiative for Green Technologies” worldwide on behalf of the the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).…

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INTERSECTING on Bending the linear economy

Volume 8 of INTERSECTING is devoted to the theme of “Circular Economy and Global Value Chains”. It comes at a time when economic disruptions in global trade are multiplying, as…

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Economic Measures for Packaging Waste Prevention
(also available in Thai)

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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INTERSECTING on Bending the linear economy

Volume 7 of INTERSECTING – in plastics, united we are! But it is time to bend the linear economy and turn 20% of the world economy circular by 2030. In the spring of 2021, the…

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Why are biobased and biodegradable plastic not part of the solution to reduce plastic waste?
(also available in Bahasa, and Thai)

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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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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Material choices for environment-friendly packaging design
Material choices for environment-friendly packaging design
(also available in Thai)

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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Design-for-recycling (D4R) – State of play
Design-for-recycling (D4R) – State of play
(also available in Bahasa, and Thai)

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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Considerations for packaging classification
Considerations for packaging classification
(also available in Bahasa, and Thai)

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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