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Dr. Grégoire Meylan

Dr. Grégoire Meylan

Dr. Grégoire Meylan
ZHAW School of Management and Law
Center for International Industrial Solutions

+41 (0) 58 934 42 43

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Senior project manager / research associate

Expertise and research interests

Waste and resource management, cleaner production, technical and development cooperation, industrial ecology, Industry 4.0, MEM sector

Educational background

Environmental systems science, PhD, 2013, ETH Zurich

Environmental engineering, Dipl. Ing. ETH / MSc., 2007, ETH Zurich

Environmental sciences and engineering, BSc., 2006, EPF Lausanne

Professional milestones

Postdoc & senior scientist, Transdisciplinarity Lab, Department of Environmental System Sciences, ETH Zurich (2015-2017)

Postdoc, Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University (2014-2015)

Project assistant & responsible, Sustainable Business Associates (environmental management NGO active in the Middle East and North Africa, 2007-2009)

Membership of networks

Publications and conference contributions

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Artikel in Fachzeitschriften / Peer-reviewed journal articles


Meylan, G., Haupt, M., Duygan, M., Hellweg, S., & Stauffacher, M. (2018). Linking energy scenarios and waste storylines for prospective environmental assessment of waste management systems. Waste Management, 81, 11-21. doi:

Duygan, M., Stauffacher, M., & Meylan, G. (2018). Discourse coalitions in Swiss waste management: gridlock or winds of change? Waste Management, 72, 25-44. doi:

Meylan, G., Lai, A., Hensley, J., Stauffacher, M., & Krütli, P. (2018). Solid waste management of small island developing states—the case of the Seychelles: a systemic and collaborative study of Swiss and Seychellois students to support policy. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. doi: 10.1007/s11356-018-2139-3


Ioannidou, D., Meylan, G., Sonnemann, G., & Habert, G. (2017). Is gravel becoming scarce? Evaluating the local criticality of construction aggregates. Resources Conservation and Recycling, 126, 25-33. doi: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.07.016

Meylan, G., & Reck, B. K. (2017). The anthropogenic cycle of zinc: Status quo and perspectives. Resources Conservation and Recycling, 123, 1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.01.006

Meylan, G., Reck, B. K., Rechberger, H., Graedel, T. E., & Schwab, O. (2017). Assessing the Reliability of Material Flow Analysis Results: The Cases of Rhenium, Gallium, and Germanium in the United States Economy. Environmental Science & Technology, 51(20), 11839-11847. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.7b03086


Makov, T., Meylan, G., Powell, J. T., & Shepon, A. (2016). Better than bottled water?—Energy and climate change impacts of on-the-go drinking water stations. Resources Conservation and Recycling. doi:


Duygan, M., & Meylan, G. (2015). Strategic management of WEEE in Switzerland-combining material flow analysis with structural analysis. Resources Conservation and Recycling, 103, 98-109. doi: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2015.06.005

Meylan, G., Stauffacher, M., Krutli, P., Seidl, R., & Spoerri, A. (2015). Identifying Stakeholders' Views on the Eco-efficiency Assessment of a Municipal Solid Waste Management System: The Case of Swiss Glass-Packaging. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 19(3), 490-503. doi: 10.1111/jiec.12192


Meylan, G., Ami, H., & Spoerri, A. (2014). Transitions of municipal solid waste management. Part II: Hybrid life cycle assessment of Swiss glass-packaging disposal. Resources Conservation and Recycling, 86, 16-27. doi: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2014.01.005

Meylan, G., & Spoerri, A. (2014). Eco-efficiency assessment of options for metal recovery from incineration residues: A conceptual framework. Waste Management, 34(1), 93-100. doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2013.10.001


Meylan, G., Seidl, R., & Spoerri, A. (2013). Transitions of municipal solid waste management. Part I: Scenarios of Swiss waste glass-packaging disposal. Resources Conservation and Recycling, 74, 8-19. doi: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2013.02.011

Seidl, R., Brand, F. S., Stauffacher, M., Krutli, P., Le, Q. B., Sporri, A., . . . Scholz, R. W. (2013). Science with Society in the Anthropocene. Ambio, 42(1), 5-12. doi: 10.1007/s13280-012-0363-5

Bücher und Buchkapitel / Monographs and monograph items

Meylan, G. 2013. Integrating stakeholder perspectives into policy support of municipal solid waste management. Doctoral thesis. Diss. ETH Nr. 21495. Zurich: ETH Zurich.

Meylan, G. 2007. Life Cycle assessment of online and conventional shopping – A case study of retailing in the Zurich region. Master Thesis. Zurich: ETH Zurich.

Konferenzbeiträge / Conference contributions

Meylan, G. and A. Spoerri. 2012. Economic and environmental benefits of dry discharge of bottom ash and acid washing of fly ash from municipal solid waste incineration in Switzerland. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste (Venice 2012). Padova (Italy): CISA Publisher - EuroWaste S.r.l.

Meylan, G., A. Spoerri, and R. W. Scholz. 2011. Impacts of life cycle assessment results on society - The case of packaging materials in Switzerland. Proceedings of the Life Cycle Management Conference 2011. Berlin: LCM 2011.

Berichte, Working Papers und Anderes / Reports, working papers, and others

Meylan, G., Thiombiano, B. A., & Le, Q. B. (2017). Nutrient Flow Scenarios for Sustainable Smallholder Farming Systems in Southwestern Burkina Faso (pp. 44). Zurich: Research Partnership between USYS TdLab / Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems (CRP-DS) / International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA). doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.23555.50722

Meylan, G. 2015. Synthesebericht zur Ökoeffizienz-Analyse der Schweizer Altglasentsorgung - Szenarien, Umweltauswirkungen, Bruttowertschöpfung, Akteur-Vorstellungen (également disponible en français) [Synthesis report on the eco-efficiency analysis of Swiss waste glass-packaging disposal - Scenarios, environmental impacts, gross value added, stakeholder views]. Zurich: ETH Zurich, Natural and Social Science Interface (NSSI).

Meylan, G. 2012. Emergence of waste management practices - The case of Swiss waste glass-packaging disposal. UNS-Working Paper 48. Zurich: ETH Zurich, Natural and Social Science Interface (NSSI).

Zein, K., M. S. Wazner, G. Meylan, B. Hayek, and M. Mosa. 2009. Environmental Action in the Mediterranean Tourism Sector: A Guide for Best Environmental Practices in Hotels. Lausanne (Switzerland): Sustainable Business Associates.

Maradan, D., K. Zein, G. Meylan, and R. Amor. 2009. Economic-environmental analysis of the Moroccan cement sector. Geneva: University of Applied Sciences of Geneva.