ECOLOGICON actively participates in the development and expansion of a sustainable circular economy on a national and international level by collaborating with other companies, research and development centres as well as universities on innovative research projects. However, we are also using our know-how within the framework of development cooperation projects with international organisations such as the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ).
Participating in research and development projects is an important part of our portfolio and activities. Every year, our highly qualified employees are actively engaged in national and international projects as well as in the development of new projects. They are involved in interdisciplinary research and consulting projects, across disciplines in the fields of natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and economics.
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 the development of business and economic plans and concepts, as well as a close look at local requirements.
Our results and findings are based on a scientifically sound methodology. In our work we pursue an application-oriented approach which is marked by practical orientation and detailed recommendation for actions. Our high-quality results are incorporated into the actions of society, politics and the economy and, thus, reinforce the added value.
We are involved in different consortia, where we not only participate in projects, but from time to time we also take the leadership role for various projects. We are always interested in the development of new consortium projects and project ideas and are happy to be available for a result-oriented exchange.
If you have any questions on our recent projects or are interested in future cooperation, please contact Mr. André Rückert.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.