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Studies & projects

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2020-2022

Anchoring sustainable chemistry in chemicals management: Development of milestones and indicators for international chemicals management after 2020. Commissioned by: Federal Environment Agency. Contractors are N3 Nachhaltigkeitsberatung Dr. Friege & Partner, Voerde (project lead), and the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), Wuppertal, as well as in a subcontract the BZL GmbH and the Akademie Dr. Obladen, Berlin.

2018-2020

Waste co-incineration in cement plants (Abfallmitverbrennung in Zementwerken). Expert opinion on behalf of the Federal Environment Agency (in German). UBA-Texte xx/2020, Authors: Zeschmar-Lahl B. (project lead), Schönberger H., Waltisberg J. Publication in preparation

 

2019

Interfaces between chemicals, product and waste legislation. Cooperation project with Henning Friege, Beate Kummer, Klaus-Günter Steinhäuser and Joachim Wuttke.

  • Friege H., Kummer B., Steinhäuser K.-G., Wuttke J., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Tricky Relationships: Chemicals, Waste and Product Legislation. elni Review 2019, 39-40, ISSN 1618-2502.
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  • Friege H., Kummer B., Steinhäuser K.-G., Wuttke J., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: How should we deal with the interfaces between chemicals, product and waste legislation? Environmental Sciences Europe volume 31, Article number: 51 (2019).
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  • Friege H., Kummer B., Steinhäuser K.-G., Wuttke J., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Umgang mit Schnittstellen zwischen Chemikalien-, Produkt- und Abfallrecht. AbfallR 2, 66-82, 2019
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2018-2019

Hazardous Substances in the “Circular Economy”. Cooperation project with Henning Friege und Andreas Borgmann (in German).

  • Zeschmar-Lahl B., Friege H., Borgmann A.: Gefährliche Stoffe in der „Circular Economy“: III. Photovoltaik-Module auf Basis von Cadmiumtellurid. Müll und Abfall 2, 90-98, 2019.
    Abstract (in English) and download option 
  • Borgmann A., Friege H., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Gefährliche Stoffe in der „Circular Economy“: II. Cadmium in PVC-Fensterprofilen. Müll und Abfall 1, 38-41, 2019.
    Abstract (in English) and download option 
  • Friege H., Zeschmar-Lahl B., Borgmann A.: Gefährliche Stoffe in der „Circular Economy“: I. Ni/Cd-Akkumulatoren. Müll und Abfall 12, 626–632, 2018.
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  • Managing Cd Containing Waste – Caught by the Past, the Circular Economy Needs New Answers. Short study. Authors: Friege, H.; Zeschmar-Lahl, B.; Borgmann, A. Recycling 2018, 3, 18, doi:10.3390/recycling3020018
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2015-2017

UFOPLAN project Bundling of Expertise in the area of Sustainable Chemistry: Conceptualization and Establishment of an International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre, project number 3715 65 499 0, together with N3 Nachhaltigkeitsberatung Dr. Friege & Partner, Voerde, and DECHEMA, Frankfurt:

  • Friege, H., Förster, A., Zeschmar-Lahl, B.: Bundling of Expertise in the area of Sustainable Chemistry: Conceptualization and Establishment of an International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre. UBA-Texte 110/2017
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  • Bazzanella A., Friege H., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Identification of Priority Topics in the Field of Sustainable Chemistry. UBA-Texte 83/2017.
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  • Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Sustainability initiatives and approaches in the chemical sector. UBA-Texte 82/2017.
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  • Friege, H., Zeschmar-Lahl, B.: Beneficiary contributions of the concept of Sustainable Chemistry to the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management beyond 2020 – Policy paper as stimulus for the lunch dialogue during the First Meeting of the SAICM Intersessional Process in Brasilia, 7-9 February 2017.
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  • Fröhlich, T., Zeschmar-Lahl, B.: The link between sustainable chemistry and sound management of chemicals throughout their life cycle, with a view beyond 2020 and for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. March, 2017

2016

Promoting biodiversity at cemeteries. Assessment Report. Ed.: Wiener Stadtwerke, Authors: Lahl R., Zeschmar-Lahl B., Wien, November 2014

2014-2016

Background Report on Best Environmental Management Practice in the Waste Management Sector. Preparatory findings to support the development of an EMAS Sectoral Reference Document. Report for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. Authors: Zeschmar-Lahl B. (project lead), Schoenberger H., Styles D., Galvez-Martos J.-L., May, 2016.

2013

Lahl, U., Zeschmar-Lahl, B. (2013): Risk based management of chemicals and products in a circular economy at a global scale (risk cycle), extended producer responsibility and EU legislation. Environ Sci Eur 25, 3, 2013.

Lahl U., Zeschmar-Lahl B. (2013): RISKCYCLE and EU Legislation. In: Bilitewski B., Darbra R.M., Barceló D. (Eds.): Global Risk-Based Management of Chemical Additives II. The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry 23, 137-152, 2013.

Lahl U., Zeschmar-Lahl B. (2012): RISKCYCLE and EU Legislation. RISKCYCLE – Risk Based Management of Chemicals and Products in a Circular Economy at a Global Scale. Beiträge zu Abfallwirtschaft/Altlasten Band 87, 201-212, 2012.

2013

Regulatory proposals for the European Parliament’s deliberations on the new EU legislation on iLUC (indirect Land Use Change). The regulatory proposals offered here for download were prepared for these discussions and have been dealt with in the EP. The strength of these proposals lies in the fact that iLUC would be tackled at the roots of the problem in a “polluter pays” manner – in countries where rain forest clearing and the conversion of carbon-rich land is practised. Download:

Lahl U.: ”Indirect Land Use Change” (iLUC). A critical inventory for objective political decision-making. ReSource 4, 39‐46, 2013.

Pieprzyk B., Lahl U. (2013): Looking back – an analysis of the development of the agricultural production and deforestation worldwide: an article on the current global iLUC-discussion. International Journal of Technology 1: 1-14, 2013

2012-2013

Success control of climate-relevant measures of waste management in waste associations of the Free State of Saxony (in German). R+D project on behalf of the Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology (LfULG), Dresden, in cooperation with BIWA Consult, Freiberg, and Prof. Manfred Born (emer.), Freiberg, November 2012. Publications series of the LfULG, issue 3/2013

2012

Lahl U., Pieprzyk B. (2012): iLUC – risks, remedies and regulations: The role of good governance for a sustainable development. Journal of Oil Palm &The Environment 3, 98-106, 2012.

2011

Lahl U.: An analysis of iLUC and biofuels. Regional quantification of climate-relevant land use change and options for combating it. Sugar Industry 136 No. 4, 224-228, 2011

2011

Going Green: Chemistry. Fields of action for a resource-efficient chemical industry. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin (Ed.): Publication Series on Ecology Vol 19, 2011/2012

2010

An Analysis of iLUC and Biofuels. Regional quantification of climate-relevant land use change and options for combating it. Study prepared for BDBe e.V. and UFOP e.V., 29.10.2010.

2007-2008

Climate relevance and energy efficiency. Studies on the climate relevance of waste management in the waste associations of the Free State of Saxony (in German). R+D project on behalf of the Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology, Dresden, in cooperation with BIWA Consult, Freiberg, and Prof. Manfred Born (emer.), Freiberg. Free State of Saxony, State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology (ed.), 2009

2003-2005

Collaboration in the research project Analysis of the light fraction by incineration (ALV) at the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien), Institute of Water Quality and Resource Management (IWA), Univ. Prof. Dr. Paul H. Brunner

2004

Solid Recovered Fuels – Report on Occupational Safety and Health Aspects (OSHA-Report). Report for CEN TC 343. Prepared for DIN e.V. – Koordinierungsstelle Umweltschutz im DIN, 2004

2001-2003

Climate relevance of waste management in the Free State of Saxony (in German). Expert opinion commissioned by the Saxon State Office for Environment and Geology, Dresden, in cooperation with BIWA Consult, Freiberg.

2001

Ecodumping by Energy Recovery. A Report on Distortions of Environmental Standards between Disposal and Recovery and approaches to overcome them. Study prepared for the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Brussels, January 2001.

1999

Current life cycle assessments on the material PVC – a critical review (in German). Study commissioned by GREENPEACE Germany, 1999.

Exhaust air emissions from mechanical-biological waste treatment in Austria (in German). Authors: Lahl U., Zeschmar-Lahl B., Scheidl K., Scharf W. Konrad W., Hrsg.: BMUJF, UBA-Monograph No. 104, Wien, 1998.

1997

Residual waste co-incineration in plants for cement production (in German). Authors: Lahl U., Zeschmar-Lahl B., Stubenvoll J., study commissioned by the Federal Environment Agency, Vienna, UBA report BE-097, September 1997.

Clients

BZL GmbH’s clients include ministries, state authorities, municipalities, companies and NGOs.
In the following a selection:

A Aachener Stiftung Kathy Beys
  Abfallwirtschaftsbetrieb Rhein-Hunsrück, Simmern
  Arbeitsgemeinschaft Wohnberatung (AGW) e.V.
  ARGEV Verpackungsverwertungs-Ges.m.b.H, Wien
  ATV – Abwassertechnische Vereinigung e.V.
Austro Control, Wien
  AVG Abfall-Verwertungs-Gesellschaft mbH, Hamburg
AWV Abfallwirtschaftszweckverband Ostthüringen, Gera
B BEW Bildungszentrum für die Entsorgungs- und Wasserwirtschaft GmbH, Duisburg
  Bezirksregierung Detmold
  Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz e.V. (BUND)
  Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
  Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit
  Bundesverband der deutschen Bioethanolwirtschaft e.V. (BDBe), Berlin
D DAU – Deutschen Akkreditierungs- und Zulassungsgesellschaft für Umweltgutachter mbH
  Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik (difu)
  DPU, Essen
E ECOS – European Environmental Citizens’ Organisation for Standardisation, Brussels
  EDG Entsorgung Dortmund GmbH
  ENERGOS ASA (Norwegen)
  Europäisches Umweltbüro (EEB), Brüssel
F FAW Chemie Hermann Koch GmbH, Gevelsberg
  Fraktion BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN im Bundestag
  Fraktion BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN im Landtag von Baden-Württemberg
  Fraktion BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN im Landtag von Nordrhein-Westfalen
G Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Weser GmbH (GKW), Veltheim
  Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), vormals Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Eschborn
  Gewerbeaufsicht des Landes Bremen
  GREENPEACE Deutschland
H Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
  Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
  Herhof-Umwelttechnik GmbH, Solms
  HEW Entsorgung GmbH, Hamburg
I Indocement, Bogor
J Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, Sevilla
K KNU – Koordinierungsbüro Normungsarbeit der Umweltverbände, Berlin
L Landbell AG, Mainz
  Landesumweltamt Nordrhein-Westfalen
  LINZ AG, Linz-Energie Service GmbH – LES
M Magistrat der Stadt Wien, Geschäftsgruppe Umwelt (GGU)
  Magistrat der Stadt Wien, Magistratsabteilung 22 – Umweltschutz
  Magistrat der Stadt Wien, Magistratsabteilung 48 – Abfallwirtschaft, Straßenreinigung und Fuhrpark
N NABU – Naturschutzbund Deutschland
  Nehlsen Servicecenter Nord Ost GmbH & Co. KG, Bad Doberan
P PFLEIDERER Holzwerkstoffe GmbH & Co. KG, Rheda-Wiedenbrück
R Regierungspräsidium Detmold
  Rhein-Hunsrück Entsorgung AöR, Kirchberg
S Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie
  SBL – Stadtbetriebe Linz GmbH, Linz
  Staatliches Amt für Umwelt- und Naturschutz, Rostock
  Stadtreinigung Hamburg
  Stiftung Verbraucherinstitut, Berlin
  swb Synor GmbH & Co. KG, Bremen
T Thüringer Ministerium für Landwirtschaft, Naturschutz und Umwelt
  Trienekens AG, Abt. ZSSM-Sonderabfall, Viersen
  Technische Universität (TU) Wien, Institut für Wassergüte und Abfallwirtschaft (IWA)
U Umweltbundesamt, Berlin/Dessau
  Umweltbundesamt, Wien
  Umweltministerium Baden-Württemberg
  Umweltministerium Nordrhein-Westfalen
  Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V. (UFOP), Berlin
V VDI Zentrum Ressourceneffizienz (ZRE), Berlin
  VDI Bildungswerk
  Verbraucher-Zentrale Nordrhein-Westfalen
  Vereinigte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft ver.di, former Gewerkschaft ÖTV, Stuttgart
W Wiener Stadtwerke Beteiligungsmanagementgesellschaft m.b.H., Wien
  Wiener Stadtwerke Holding AG, Wien
  Wienerberger AG, Wien