International R&D -
Professional and well-founded research with ECOLOGICON

At ECOLOGICON, we actively participate in building a circular economy by collaborating with other companies, research and development institutes as well as universities to develop sustainable recycling solutions.

ECOLOGICON’s highly qualified employees are engaged in interdisciplinary research and consulting projects in the fields of natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and economics.

Here, we contribute our experience, expertise and know-how in the areas of recycling and secondary raw materials management.

We are involved in different consortia, where we not only participate in projects, but from time to time we also take the leadershop role for various projects.

In doing so, we contribute our expertise in the business areas of

to support projects and the consortia.

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

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


  • Evaluation and improvement of recycling processes and strategies
  • Feasibility studies and consideration of economic viability
  • Know-how and technology transfer
  • Recycling technologies and implementation

Participation in research and development projects is an important part of our portfolio and activities. Every year, our employees are involved in national and international projects as well as in the development of new projects.

Our results and findings are based on a scientifically sound methodology. In our work we pursue an application-oriented approachwhich is marked by practical orientation and concrete recommendations 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 always interested in the development of new consortial projects and project ideas and are available for your enquiries.


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.


In addition to the ongoing projects, ECOLOGICON is currently applying for various project fundings in its role as consortium leader in connection with

  • the (partially) automated detection of Electric-Vehicle (EV) batteries to derive a recycling strategy
  • AI-supported recognition of old electrical equipment at recycling centres and primary treatment facilities for database-supported identification of the reusability and/or pollutant content of the equipment.


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