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Waste Prevention
Waste Recycling
Material Streams Management
Environmental Management
Ecological Balance
Product Construction
Environmental Planning
Sustainable Development
Cooperation in Environmental Protection
 

Fields of activity
 

Environmental Research

The production of each product opens a string of questions which must be clarified in order to optimise its production and consumption.
One should be aware of how to reduce both the consumption of energy and raw materials and the employment of toxic substances already during the development of products and in the methods used for production. Within the framework of interdisciplinary teams, application studies have been made. The results of the spectrum of these comprehensive theses results in a concrete transformation of our understanding of ecological balance, the construction of environmentally sustainable products, as well as the research of social and political aspects of the labour market for preventive environmental protection.
Research results represent a foundation for a future ecological model on which a lifestyle can be based which will conserve natural resources, minimise the discharge of emissions and allow a substantial prevention of wastes.

Teaching Seminars

Basics of Environmental Science

  • Principles of sustainability
  • Ecological material streams management
  • Instruments of environmental politics
  • Methods of environmental planning
  • Methods of ecological evaluation
  • Environmental- and quality management

Basics of Waste Management

  • General basics of waste management
    Terms; Types and quantities of waste streams; legal basics
  • Municipal waste
    Pick-up, recycling, incineration, depositing of municipal wastes
  • Construction waste
    Pick-up, recycling, incineration, depositing of construction wastes
  • Existing wastes and hazardous wastes
    Pick-up, recycling, incineration, depositing of hazardous wastes

Special topics in waste management

  • Ecological balancing in waste management
  • Principles of ecological waste management
  • Possibilities for prevention of wastes
  • Preparation of waste management concepts
  • Requirements of Agenda 21 for waste management
  • Ecological material management

Industrial and managerial sociology

  • Managerial organizational structures
  • Personnel and accounting
  • Management philosophy and ethics
  • Humanising the workplace
  • Globalisation versus regionalisation

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Individual Lecture Topics

On packaging problems:

  • Alternatives to disposable packaging: prevention and recycling
  • The packaged society
  • The ordinance on packaging
  • AIR-PACK®, an environmentaly sustainable re-usable package
  • Perspectives and problems of re-usable systems

On Waste Recycling:

  • Procedures for recycling paper, glass, metal and synthetic materials
  • Critical aspects of waste recycling

On Waste Prevention:

  • Instruments for waste prevention
  • The central starting points for prevention of municipal wastes and their ecological relevance
  • Value of waste prevention within the framework of circulation management
  • Environmental political conditions for waste prevention
  • The Waste-Odyssee - Environmental relief through waste prevention
  • Possibilities for communal waste prevention
  • Influence of the EU guidelines on the prevention of wastes
  • Waste prevention as contribution to sustainable development
  • Approaches for a resource conserving product development
  • Prevention of construction wastes

On Ecological Waste Management:

  • Concepts for ecological waste management
  • Ecological balance in waste management
  • Demands of waste management on ecological consultancy

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Ecological Consulting

The highest goal of every environmental protection measure should be the prevention of negative ecological impact. Within the confines of a comprehensive environmental protection plan one should include prevention of solid, fluid and gas emissions, as well as sustainable utilisation of raw materials.
Without a comprehensive overview of the environmental consequences, there can be no guarantee that individual environmental burdens will not simply be transfered.
The method of ecological balancing demonstrates the special points of departure and problem areas of environmental impact. It also offers a well-grounded basis for establishing short- and long-term measures. With this as background

  • ecological balancing of products and production will be undertaken as well as
  • product- and branch related concepts will be drawn up for reduction of environmental burdens.

These researches represent the basis for consulting communities, plants and associations.

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