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The Use of Economic Instruments in Resource and Waste Management

May 2005 to December 2005
On behalf of the European Environment Agency (EEA), Ecologic and Stefan Speck jointly support two projects on the 'Analysis of national waste policies being implemented in the context of landfill and incineration directives' and on the 'use of economic instruments in policies addressing resource use'. Both of these projects build on precursor studies by the EEA which have assessed ex-post the effectiveness of waste water policies and the effectiveness of packaging waste management systems. Ecologic and Stefan Speck will contribute advice in the area of economic instruments and ex-post cost effectiveness methodologies. This project is conducted under the framework contract on European Environmental Economic Activities (3EA). Read more

Ecologic successfully completes first module of Ökoprofit

oekoprofit_logoAfter a thorough and successful audit of the recently introduced environmental management system, Ecologic was awarded the Berlin Ökoprofit certificate. Altogether twelve small and medium sized enterprises from Berlin participated in this round of workshops leading up to the certification. The programme is funded by the Berlin Senate for Urban Development.

Ecology and Design

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Summer Term of 2005
1 April 2005
Berlin
Germany

During the summer semester of 2005, Dr. Norbert Kopytziok is directing the course "Ecology and Design" at the College of Architecture, Media and Design of the Berlin University of the Arts. The course focuses on the debate around ecological efficiency which has entered, over the last few years, the area of ecological product construction and Eco-design.

This course will introduce international eco-design criteria and their practicability on the basis of a selection of products. It will look into, and encourage to further develop, the main instruments and strategiesRead more

Ecologic supports Environment-Friendly Innovation Award 2005 of Legambiente, Italy

legambienteEvery year, the Italian environmental organisation Legambiente Lombardia gives recognition to private and public enterprises for their innovation of environment-friendly technologies, products, services, and management systems. This year, Ecologic supports the Innovation Award in order to help raise international outlook, awareness and participation.

Waste Reduction and Recycling Through Extended Producer Responsibility

August 2004 to February 2005
In order to support the Austrian Federal Ministry for the Environment in the development of a waste reduction and recycling strategy for the Austrian Waste Management Plan 2006, Ecologic completed the study “Waste Avoidance and Recycling on the Basis of Producer Responsibility”. The study features a detailed analysis of extended producer responsibility as a policy instrument for waste-reduction and increased recycling in Austria. The focus is on the characteristics of successful extended producer responsibility programmes and the preconditions necessary for their successful implementation. The study also investigates economic, technical, social and juridical aspects of the policy instrument. The study is now available for download. Read more

OekoVision Ethical Investment Fund Focusing on Small and Mid-sized Businesses

May 1996

The OekoVision mutual fund or investment trust invests primarily in small and mid-sized companies that are ecological and ethical leaders in their sectors and regions, and that have the highest prospects for growth and profitability.  OekoVision's asset management is A-rated by Standard & Poor and has received a prestigious Lipper Award.

OekoVision is marketed primarily in the German speaking regions of Europe. The MSCI World Index is the benchmark for OekoVision.

Profitable investments (see chart) are made in quoted companies which produce or trade inRead more

OekoTrend Stocks Europe Ethical Investment Fund for European Blue Chip Shares

April 2004
OekoTrend Stocks Europe is a mutual fund or investment trust investing exclusively in European blue-chip shares in the Dow Jones Euro STOXX 50 Index®. Companies with a high degree of ecological and social corporate responsibility are given priority and weighted higher. Futures contracts and stock options are used as insurance at time of falling stock markets. Read more

Die integrierte Anlagenzulassung

Peter Beyer's doctoral thesis focuses on an analysis of the integrated concepts of the Council Directive 96/61/EC on integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC-Directive) and its implementation in the German Federal Emissions Control Act, as well as in the Draft of the German Environmental Code. Read more

Future Strategy of Municipal Waste Management (Goal 2020)

April 2003 to November 2004
The disposal of residual household waste in landfills above ground level can be avoided. This is the outcome of seven scenarios that have been set up in the study entitled "A Future Strategy for Municipal Waste Management (Goal 2020)". Commissioned by the German Federal Environmental Agency, the study was supposed to yield a technical basis for a strategy establishing the entire and ecologically sound recycling of municipal waste (goal 2020).Read more
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A Directive Made to Fit

The Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive in Germany, France and Finland
The looming perspective of growing mountains of packaging waste in Europe led several Member States to implement packaging and packaging waste policies and induced the EU to formulate the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. The Directive, established in 1994, has contributed to the reduction of environmental problems resulting from that waste. But has it been really successful? Has it achieved its goals? What are the reasons for the mixed results?

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