Publications & Downloads

The BZL team has been engaged in environmental affairs for around 30 years – in the meantime we have published many of our results and projects, most of them in German, see

  • Publikationen (German website) (in German and English)
  • For lectures and publications by Prof. Dr. habil. Uwe Lahl, Ministerial Director (ret.), formerly Federal Ministry of Environment, click

For finding the presentations and publications on a particular topic, click on the appropriate term.


Publications in English ready for download:

  • Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Reporting of sustainable chemistry approaches in the chemical industry. 2nd Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference, Berlin, 14.-17.5.17
    Download: Presentation slides (pdf, 1,12 MB)
  • 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.
    External link: Policy Paper (PDF, 0,5 MB)
  • 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): PAYT publication 2017
    Download (external link): (pdf, 4,5 MB)

  • Zeschmar-Lahl B., Schönberger 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.
    Download Background Report (external link): (pdf, 10 MB)
    Download Background Report: (pdf, 10 MB)

  • Lahl R., Zeschmar-Lahl B., 2014: Promoting biodiversity at cemeteries. Assessment Report, November 2014. Published by Wiener Stadtwerke.
    Download: Assessment Report (pdf, 1,4 MB)

  • Lahl U., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Risk based management of chemicals and products in a circular economy at a global scale (risk cycle), extended producer responsibility and EU legislation. Environmental Sciences Europe 2013, 25:3 doi:10.1186/2190-4715-25-3
    External Link: Publication (html)
  • External Link: Publication (pdf, 1,7 MB)

  • Lahl U.: Proposal rejected. The EU Commission has failed in the first round with its biofuel legislation on ”indirect Land Use Change” (iLUC) ReSource 4, 39-46, 2013
    Download: Updated version, edited by ufop (pdf, 0,7 MB)
  • Pieprzyk B., Lahl U.: 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
    External link: Publication (pdf, 0,8 MB)
  • In September 2013, the European Parliament has performed its consultations on the new EU legislation on the topic „indirect Land Use Change“ (iLUC). The regulatory proposals offered for download here have been created for these discussions and have been treated in the EP. The strength of these proposals is that iLUC is combated at the roots of the problem - in those countries where rain forest deforestation and conversion of carbon-rich areas is practiced. Download:
    Regulation proposal in English (pdf, 0,5 MB)
    Regulation proposal in French (pdf, 0,5 MB)
    Regulation proposal in German (pdf, 0,5 MB)

  • Lahl U., Pieprzyk B.: iLUC – risks, remedies and regulations: The role of good governance for a sustainable development. Journal of Oil Palm &The Environment 2012, 3:98-106. doi:10.5366/jope.2012.10
    External link: Publication (pdf, 0,6 MB)

  • Lahl U., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: The importance of pollution control for the acceptance of waste treatment plants. NDRC/GIZ Study Tour, 18.10.2011, Berlin
    Download (English/Chinese): Slides (pdf, 1,7 MB)
  • Lahl U., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: The importance of pollution control for the acceptance of waste treatment plants. IRC – International Recovery Congress, 12th - 13th September 2011, Warsaw
    Download: Slides, updated (pdf, 1,6 MB)
  • Lahl U., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Going Green: Chemicals. Fields of action for a resource-efficient chemical industry. Volume 19 of the Ecology Series, commissioned and published by the Heinrich Böll Foundation 2011
    Download: Going Green: Chemicals (pdf, 1,41 MB)
  • Lahl U.: Possible Recommendations – Progress Report. China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), Special Policy Study on Mercury Management in China, Beijing, June 1.-2., 2011
    Download: Slides (pdf, 1.9 MB)
  • Lahl U.: An Analysis of iLUC and Biofuels - Regional quantification of climate-relevant land use change (LUC) and options for combating it. Copa – Cogeca: Indirect land use change related to biofuels and bioliquids: what option would you choose? Seminar, Brüssel, 3. Mai 2011
    Download: Slides (pdf, 1.0 MB)

  • Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Waste-to-energy Compared To Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) And Co-combustion Of Municipal Waste. ISWA World Congress 2010, Hamburg, 17. November 2010.
    Download: Paper (pdf, 0,11 MB)
    Download: Slides (pdf, 0,73 MB)
  • Lahl U., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Climate Change Scenarios 2050 – Challenges for the Waste Management Sector. DepoTech 2010, 3.-5. November 2010, Leoben (A). Proceedings, Eds.: Lorber K.E., et al., S. 317-326, 2010
    Download: Abstract (engl.) (pdf, 20 kB)
  • Lahl U.: An Analysis of iLUC and Biofuels. Regional quantification of climaterelevant land use change and options for combating it. Study commissioned by BDBe e.V. and UFOP e.V., 29.10.2010.
    Download: Study "An Analysis of iLUC and Biofuels." (pdf, 1,4 MB)

  • Zeschmar-Lahl B.: A comparison between Waste-to-Energy and Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT). Waste-to-Energy, State of the Art and Latest News. 24.-25.11.2009, Malmö, Schweden
    Download: Slides (pdf, 940 kB)

  • Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Mechanical-biological treatment: Processes and Products. TU Berlin, FG Abfallwirtschaft: Waste Management in Berlin, Colloquium, 23.8.2005
    Download: Slides (pdf, 75 kB)

  • 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), January 2001.
    Download: Study (pdf, 170 kB)

  • Zeschmar-Lahl B., Jager J., Ketelsen K., Lahl U., Scheidl K., Steiner M., Heckmann A.: Mechanisch-biologische Abfallbehandlung in Europa. VKS e.V., A.S.A. e.V. (Hrsg.), Blackwell Wissenschafts-Verlag, Berlin, 2000
    Many details of this book are cited here: Cool Waste Management. A State-of-the-Art Alternative to Incineration for Residual Municipal Waste. Published by the Greenpeace Environmental Trust, Canonbury Villas, London N1 2PN, United Kingdom, February 2003

  • Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Bio-mechanical treatment (BMT) of residual household waste after separate collection of recyclable fractions. Oldenburg, 10.9.1997
    Download: Speech (pdf, 41 kB)

  • Stachel B., Dougherty R.C., Lahl U., Schlösser M., Zeschmar B.: Toxic Environmental Chemicals in Human Semen: Analytical Method and Case Studies. andrologia 21 (3), 282-291, 1989
    External link: Abstract

  • Lahl U., Zeschmar B., Gabel B., Kozicki R., Podbielski A., Stachel B., Struss S.: Ground-water pollution by nitrate. Proceedings of an International Symposium. UNESCO – IAH – IAHS, 1159-1170, 1983
    Download: Publikation (pdf, 1,53 MB)