3. Environmental assessment of policy instruments

The overall aim of the project is to contribute to sustainable waste management by assessing proposed waste policy instruments from a life cycle perspective. Existing and new data for waste flows and processes will be compiled and made available at the programme web site (Read more about the Environmental data base). These data will be implemented in a generic LCA tool for assessment of proposed waste policy instruments.

The project also includes harmonisation of terminology and data within the programme, to facilitate and ensure correct exchange of data among projects. 

Project manager: Anna Björklund, Department of Environmental Strategies Research - fms, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Researchers  
Johan TivanderChalmers University of Technology johan.Tivander@chalmers.se
Ola ErikssonUniversity of Gävle Ola.Eriksson@hig.se
Maria Ljunggren SödermanIVL Swedish Environmental Reserch Institute maria.Soderman@ivl.se
Åsa Stenmarck IVL Swedish Environmental Reserch Institute asa.stenmarck@ivl.se
Anna BjörklundRoyal Institute of technologyannab@infra.kth.se
Annika KarlssonRoyal Institute of technology 
Publications
Johansson J, Björklund A. (2009) Reducing life cycle environmental impacts of WEEE recycling by introducing a targeted disassembly operation. Case study on dishwashers. Submitted to Journal of Industrial Ecology.
Finnveden G, Hauschild MZ, Ekvall T, Guinée J, Heijungs R, Hellweg S, Koehler A, Pennington D, Suh S. (2009) Recent developments in Life Cycle Assessment. Submitted to Journal of Environmental Management.
Tyskeng S, Finnveden G. (2009) Comparing energy use and environmental impacts of recycling and incineration. Submitted.
Björklund, A., Eriksson, O., Ljunggren Söderman, M., Stenmarck, Å, Sundqvist, J-O. (2009) LCA of Policy Instruments for Sustainable Waste Management, Waste and Climate Conference, Proceedings of ISWA & DAKOFA, 26 – 27 November 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ljunggren Söderman, M., Björklund, A., Eriksson, O., Stenmarck, Å, Sundqvist, J-O. (2009) An integrated concept for analysing policy instruments towards a more sustainable waste management, Proceedings of SETAC Europe 19th Annual Meeting, 31 May - 4 June 2009, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Ekvall T, Assefa G, Björklund A, Eriksson O, Finnveden G. (2007) Limitations and amendments in life-cycle assessment on waste management. proc. SARDINIA 2007 - 11th Int Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Cagliari, October 2007:115-116.
Finnveden G, Björklund A, Moberg Å, Ekvall T. (2007) Environmental and economic assessment methods for waste management decision-support: possibilities and limitations. Waste Management & Research 25(3):263-269.
Björklund A, Finnveden G. (2007) Life cycle assessment of a national policy proposal – The case of a proposed waste incineration tax. Waste management 27:1046-1058.
Ekvall T, Assefa G, Björklund A, Eriksson O, Finnveden G. (2007) What life-cycle assessment does and doesn't do in assessments of waste management. Waste Management 27(8):989-996.
  
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