Publications 2018-05-17T13:32:03+00:00

Publications

We´re advisors, but some of us are also scientists. We love to dive into certain questions and issues, and collect and develop relevant information and data. The results of our work can be found here. In case you can’t find what you are looking for, please feel free to ask us for help.

International

Sustainability Report 2014/2015
Barry Callebeaut AG

International

Progress Report 2016/2017
Barry Callebeaut AG

Austria

Sustainability Report 2015/2016
MAM Babyartikel GmbH

Austria

Sustainability Update 2015
Wienerberger

Austria

Sustainability Report 2016
Pfizer Corporation Austria GmbH

International

Sustainability Report 2011
Palfinger AG

  • 2018

    Product Carbon Footprint of silicones, siloxanes and silane products

    In this study the product carbon footprint (PCF) of silicones, siloxanes and silane products related to their entire life-cycle is calculated. This is done under consideration of the whole market of products consumed in Europe, North America, and Japan. The PCF then is compared with greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement benefits resulting from the use of silicone & silane products due to reduced consumption of fossil fuels and saved production of other materials.   Results show that using silicones, siloxanes and silane products generates greenhouse-gas emission reductions that outweigh the impacts of production and end-of-life disposal by a factor of 9. Emission reductions are equivalent to about 54 million tons of CO2, which corresponds to the amount required to heat 10 million homes in the area covered by the study.

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  • 2018

    The impact of plastic packaging on life cycle energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in Europe

    What is the amount of life cycle energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (carbon footprint) of plastic packaging compared to other packaging materials?  Would the substitution of plastic packaging by other common packing materials result in more or less greenhouse gas emissions? Our study provides answers to these questions.
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  • 2018

    denkstatt Sustainability Report 2012-2013


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  • 2018

    denkstatt Sustainability Report 2011


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  • 2018

    denkstatt Sustainability Report 2008


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  • 2018

    DSM: Fruit Juice Enzymes Infographic (2015)

    The production of juice with the help of enzymes unlocking the cell walls is easier than merely squeezing the fruits and leads to multiple advantages for people, planet and customers. The benefits of these enzymes produces by DSM were calculated by denkstatt.
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  • 2018

    DSM: Extracting all that nature has to offer: How enzymes provide antioxidant-rich berry juice sustainably

    The production of juice with the help of enzymes unlocking the cell walls is easier than merely squeezing the fruits and leads to multiple advantages for people, planet and customers. The benefits of these enzymes produces by DSM were calculated by denkstatt.
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  • 2018

    DSM: PackAge Cheese Infographic (2015)

    The ripening process of cheeses like gouda and parmesan can be controlled and improved by special plastic films that maintain the right humidity and avoid spoilage at the same time. The resulting increase in yield leads to triple benefits (for people, planet and customers). DSM provides the ripening films, denkstatt the calculation of the benefits.
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  • 2018

    DSM: Reducing food waste sustainably: a natural cheese ripening solution (2015)

    The ripening process of cheeses like gouda and parmesan can be controlled and improved by special plastic films that maintain the right humidity and avoid spoilage at the same time. The resulting increase in yield leads to triple benefits (for people, planet and customers). DSM provides the ripening films, denkstatt the calculation of the benefits.
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  • 2018

    DSM: Oil Enzymes Infographics

    DSM produces special enzymes that help purify soybean oil. The use of this enzyme called Purifine leads to benefits for people, planet and customers, which were calculated by denkstatt as an independent consultant.
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  • 2018

    How Packaging Contributes to Food Waste Prevention (2017)

    Optimized packaging solutions often provide environmental advantages. The reason is that benefits of prevented food waste are usually much higher than environmental impacts of production or optimization of the packaging involved. denkstatt has quantitatively assessed five specific case studies which support this conclusion. Carbon footprint impacts of packaging are compared with carbon footprint benefits due to reduced food losses, based on practical data of Austrian retailers.
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  • 2018

    Study: Criteria for eco efficient sustainable plastic recycling and waste management (2014)

    Plastic waste is a valuable secondary resource. Many different recycling and recovery options are available. But how can we identify the optimal way of utilisation for a specific plastic waste stream? LCA and Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) are scientific tools which help to answer this question. Harald Pilz presented the results of a recent study at the Identiplast conference on April 29th in Rome.
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  • 2018

    The potential for plastic packaging to contribute to a circular and resource-efficient economy (2015)


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  • 2018

    Slides: Criteria for eco-efficient (sustainable) plastic recycling and waste management (2014)

    Plastic waste is a valuable secondary resource. Many different recycling and recovery options are available. But how can we identify the optimal way of utilisation for a specific plastic waste stream? LCA and Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) are scientific tools which help to answer this question. Harald Pilz presented the results of a recent study at the Identiplast conference on April 29th in Rome
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