Research Towards a Sustainable Waste Management

Towards Sustainable Waste Management is an interdisciplinary research programme dedicated to investigating policy instruments and strategic decisions that can contribute to developing waste management in a more sustainable direction.

Towards Sustainable Waste Management:

  • surveys existing as well as potential policy instruments.
  • develops future scenarios illustrating how a more sustainable waste management can be designed.
  • investigates systems for source separation and collection aiming to adapt these systems to consumers, organisations and companies.
  • examines the potential for expanding and improving the recycling system.

The primary target groups for the findings of Towards Sustainable Waste Management is the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and other policymakers in the field of waste management at European, national, regional and local levels, and also recycling companies, waste management companies and R&D organisations in waste management.

Read more about the research programme here.

Read a summary of the results here.

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