BZL News

On this page, we will report on our various projects and publications (only on those with references in English).

 


TOP September 15, 2017: Publication of two studies from the ISC3 project
From March 2015 to June 2017, BZL GmbH was part of a consortium (together with N-hoch-3 and DECHEMA), which supported the German BMUB/UBA in building an International Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Chemistry, the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Center (ISC3) (external link). In the framework of this project, BZL GmbH has prepared the study "Sustainability initiatives and approaches in the chemical sector" and participated in the study "Identification of Priority Topics in the Field of Sustainable Chemistry". The studies are now available on our website or the UBA website:

 
 

TOP July 25, 2017: Presentation at the 15th International Conference on Quality in Research (QiR) in Nusa Dua, Bali
On July 25, 2017, we presented at the 15th QiR Conference in Bali, which conclusions could be drawn by Indonesian waste management from the acceptance problems (in particular) of thermal waste treatment plants in Germany for their own waste management plans.

  • Lahl U., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: The importance of pollution control for the acceptance of waste treatment plants – recommendations for the waste management sector in Indonesia based on experiences in Germany
    The 15th International Conference on Quality in Research (QiR) – Nusa Dua, Bali, 24.-27.7.2017
    Download: Presentation (pdf, 1,5 MB)
    External lLink: Conference website

 

TOP June 29, 2017: Wienerberger Sustainability Report 2016 published
In 2017, BZL GmbH provided scientific advice to Wienerberger AG in the preparation of its Sustainability Report 2016. The report was published on 29.6.2017.

 

TOP May 17/18, 2017: Conference on Mainstreaming Sustainable Chemistry & Launch of ISC3 and ISCnet
From March 2015 to June 2017, BZL GmbH was part of a consortium (together with N-hoch-3 and DECHEMA), which supported the German BMUB/UBA in building an International Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Chemistry (International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre – ISC3). The Conference on Mainstreaming Sustainable Chemistry & Launch of ISC3 and ISCnet took place at the Federal Environment Ministry in Berlin on May 17/18, 2017.

 

TOP May 14-17, 2017: 2nd Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference, Berlin
At this conference, we presented the results of our study from the ISC3 project "Sustainability initiatives and approaches in the chemical sector". The study itself will soon be published on the UBA website.

 

TOP February 7-9, 2017: SAICM Intersessional Process – Policy Paper on SAICM and Sustainable Chemistry
SAICM stands for Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management. The SAICM mandate ends in 2020. The international negotiations are now under way for a follow-up (SAICM beyond 2020). The first meeting of the SAICM successor platform took place in Brasilia, Brazil, in February 2017. Prof. Dr. Henning Friege (N-hoch-3, external link) and Dr. Barbara Zeschmar-Lahl introduced a discussion paper for the first meeting of the SAICM successor platform: 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. 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.

 

TOP February 8, 2017: Contribution on PAYT as Best Environmental Management Practice (BEMP) published
One of the examples of Best Environmental Management Practice (BEMP) for the waste management sector (see below) was the Pay-As-You-Throw approach. In this contribution we described this approach in more detail.

  • Morlok J., Schönberger H., Styles D., Galvez-Martos J.-L., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: The impact of Pay-As-You-Throw schemes on municipal solid waste management: the exemplar case of the County of Aschaffenburg, Germany. Resources 2017, 6(1), 8; doi:10.3390/resources6010008 (registering DOI). Received: 2 November 2016 / Accepted: 23 January 2017 / Published: 8 February 2017
    Online: (External link): Article
    Download (External link): PDF (4,5 MB)

 

TOP July 2016: Background report for JRC on BEMP for the waste management sector now available
Since November 2014, BZL and E3 Environmental Consultants Ltd. (UK) produce the background report on Best Environmental Management Practice (BEMP) for the waste management sector to be used as a basis for the development of the referring Sectoral Reference Document (SRD) by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission in Seville. The background report is now available:
Zeschmar-Lahl B., Schoenberger H., Styles D., Galvez-Martos J.-L.: 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, May 2016.

 

TOP May 23, 2016: ISC3 presented at UNEA-2 in Nairobi
On the occasion of the second UN Environmental Assembly in Nairobi at May 23, 2016, there was a Side Event on the topic of Sustainable Chemistry which also addressed the potential role and tasks of the future International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3). From May 2015 until June 2017, the BZL was part of a consortium (together with N-hoch-3 and DECHEMA), which supported the BMUB/UBA in building an International Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Chemistry (International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre – ISC3). More information:

 

TOP February 2016: Assessment Report „Promoting biodiversity at cemeteries“ (Status: November 2014) available in English

 

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