Global development cooperation -
ECOLOGICON is involved in DC projects worldwide

ECOLOGICON actively participates in the development and expansion of a sustainable circular economy on an international level by supporting international organisations such as the German Society for International Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), which is one of our partners.

Consulting, know-how and technology transfer for improving circular economy in developing and emerging countries

As part of our development cooperation activities, we are contractors of development organisations all over the world.

We successfully were able to provide our expertise in our specialised areas of

for the projects of our partners.

This is often combined with our broad understanding of circular and waste management solutions, especially in relation to take-back systems, best practice solutions for manual, semi-automatic or fully automatic treatment where appropriate, the development of business and economic plans and concepts, as well as a close look at local requirements.

In this respect, one of our strengths is the creation and evaluation of the economic viability of concepts and projects in the target countries.

We are aware that a solution implemented in a country that is only financed by development cooperation funds is normally not a sustainable, viable solution. If the economic parameters are right, funding from development cooperation is the necessary kick-start for building a sustainable, circular and self-sustaining business model that can sustain itself in the long run. If the economic parameters are not right, projects and concepts, as promising as they may be, are unfortunately often abandoned with the loss of funding.

ECOLOGICON considers all actors and their activities in the circular economy and their processes. Among other things, we derive change and, if necessary, optimisation measures and new strategies on an operational, economic, technical and legal level.

Implementing sustainability in development cooperation for emerging and developing countries is a core pillar of our operations and activities. In addition to the economic components, we also consider this to be a contribution to achieving the goals of development cooperation and a contribution to achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Next to the active participation in projects of our partners, ECOLOGICON is also involved in the PREVENT Waste Alliance network.

In the PREVENT WASTE ALLIANCE we are part of the working group E-Waste.


GIZ – Management of Organic Waste in India (MOWI)

Delegation Visit Berlin

The global GIZ project in support of the export initiative is directed, from the 29. until 30 November 2022 in Berlin, Germany, an international multistakeholder conference entitled "The Way Forward to Circularity - Preventing. Reducing and Managing Waste: Local Approaches for Global Challenges".

10 officials of the partner institutions of the project module "Management of Organic Wastes in India" (MOWI) which is being implemented to support the export initiative are invited to physically participate in the conference. Following the conference, it is planned to organize a 2-day study tour of selected waste management sites in Berlin for the representatives from India. The goal of the study tour is to help the Indian partner institutions exchange knowledge and visit sites that demonstrate successful waste management implementations. This knowledge can in turn be used in India for integrated sustainable waste management towards a circular economy.


GIZ – Report on Technical Solutions for Processing of Textile Waste in Surat


The study focuses on developing technically and financially viable alternative solutions for textile waste treatment, including a feasible business case for textile waste produced in Surat city. When textile waste is disposed of from the processing unit, it does not simply disappear; rather, the waste takes on a new form or is transported elsewhere for further use. Textile waste retains its value as a resource if it is used wisely or in the right place. In order to implement technological and financial solutions for the treatment of textile waste, a successful collection and separation system must be established.



(Circular Economy Resource Information System)- Resource information system for the circular economy.

Developing new solutions to better utilize secondary raw materials along the value chain of its own industry through the use of product passports and/or certification systems. Read more



Recycling solution for non-recyclable printer cartridges in developing and emerging countries

This project investigates the feasibility of an economically viable end-of-life solution for toner cartridges in the


target countries such as Ghana and Malaysia as a model for the West Africa and ASEAN region. The goal is to gain initial insights into feasibility that can lead to further steps.

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GIZ – End-of-life Management of Batteries in Nigeria

Feasibility study for an incentive scheme to establish a local battery storage take-back-repair-repurposing center.

Within the framework of a feasibility study, it is to be investigated under which conditions, framework conditions and criteria German and possibly also European companies in the solar power industry are interested and willing to participate in measures for the return and proper disposal of spent batteries in Nigeria (and possibly also in other countries).



Decentralized waste management in three selected cities in India - GIZ

Development of technically and financially viable solutions for decentralized waste management in Surat, Pune and Nagpur. The Reduction of Air Pollution in Surat, Pune & Nagpur project aims to strengthen the capacity of authorities in selected cities to more effectively implement the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) in India. The objective of the project: to identify and evaluate the existing waste management system in the city for Surat, Nagpur and Pune. The goal is to develop technically and economically viable waste processing solutions with the use of local waste companies for waste management solutions.



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