Heinz Böni

Current Position
  • Head of research group CARE – Critical Materials and Resource Efficiency
  • Deputy Head of Laboratory Technology and Society
Area of Expertise

Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Recycling, Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency

Membership in National and International Committees
  • University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR), WERZ Institute for Knowledge, CAS Recycling und Entsorgung  / lecturer (in German);
  • ETH Zürich, Sustainable Materials Management: Concepts, Methods and Principles / lecturer
Here is a list of the most recent publications of Heinz Böni.
Curriculum Vitae

Professional Career

01/12 – present

Head “Critical Materials and Resource Efficiency" (CARE) Group of the Technology & Society Labora­tory at Empa, St. Gallen (Switzerland)

08/09 - present

Head of Conformity Assessment Body SN EN 50625 SWICO Recycling, Zürich (Switzerland)

06/16 - present

Deputy Head of Laboratory Technology & Society Laboratory, Empa, St. Gallen (Switzerland)

05/11 - 05/16

Head in Charge of Laboratory Technology & Society Laboratory, Empa, St. Gallen (Switzerland)
01/01 - 12/11 Head of Unit "sustec - sustainable technology cooperation", Technology & Society Laboratory, Empa, St. Gallen (Switzerland)
04/97 - 03/01 Managing Director and Shareholder, EcoPartner Ltd., St. Gallen (Switzerland)
03/91 - 03/97 Managing Director and Shareholder, Büro für Kies + Abfall Ltd., St. Gallen (Switzerland)



2000 - 2001 Post graduate diploma in Environmental Management ISO 14'001, University of St. Gallen and Empa, St. Gallen (Switzerland)
1984 -1985 Post graduate studies in water supply, waste water treatment, water protection and solid waste management, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology - EAWAG, Dübendorf (Switzerland)
1979 - 1983

Rural (Environmental)-Engineer MSc
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Zürich (Switzerland)