Organisation

Participants


More than 25 researchers from universities, institutes and companies participate in Towards Sustainable Waste Management: IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg University, University of Gävle, National Institute of Economic Research, Royal Institute of Technology, Luleå University of Technology, Lund University and Profu.

Program co-ordination


Towards Sustainable Waste Management is co-ordinated by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute in Gothenburg.
Program director: Tomas Ekvall
Communications: Maria Ljunggren Söderman, Helena Davidsson

Project managers of the ten research projects


1. Policy instrument formulation: Göran Finnveden, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Strategies Research - fms, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

2. Economic modelling for assessment of policy instruments: Maria Ljunggren Söderman, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

3. Environmental assessment of policy instruments: Anna Björklund, PhD, Department of Environmental Strategies Research - fms, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

4. Institutional aspects and the waste-incineration tax: Tomas Ekvall, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Göteborg

5. Evaluating design and impact of environmental information: Chris von Borgstede, PhD, Department of Psychology, Gothenburg University, Göteborg

6. Sorting things out: considering cultural categories of waste: Lynn Åkesson, Associate Professor, Department of European Ethnology,LundUniversity , Lund

7. Future waste quantities: Tomas Ekvall, Associate Professor, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute,Göteborg

8. Markets for secondary materials: Patrik Söderholm, Professor, Economics Unit, Luleå University of Technology,Luleå

9. Environmentally improved recycling: Elin Eriksson, MSc, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute,Göteborg

10. Future-oriented synthesis: Göran Finnveden, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Strategies Research - fms, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Management committee


The management committee discusses co-ordination and other strategic issues for Towards Sustainable Waste Management. It includes the program director, communications officer, project managers and an EPA representative.

Reference group


The reference group will provide valuable insights and inspiration for the continued research in Towards Sustainable Waste Management and is also an important communications channel for disseminating programme results and conclusions. It includes representatives from the waste management sector, governmental agencies, business, external researchers and NGO´s. The reference group and the management committee meet once a year.
  
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