7. Future waste quantities

In this project, we investigate how the quantity of waste develops in the future, and how the trend can be affected by policy measures aiming at waste prevention. For this purpose, we develop the model of the Swedish economy, EMEC, to include a description of how waste quantities depend on the production and consumption in society. We also examine the potential future waste quantities from durable products such as buildings, vehicles and machines.

Project manager: Tomas Ekvall, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Göteborg

Jan-Olof SundqvistIVL Swedish Environmental Reserch Institute jan-olov.sundqvist@ivl.se
Tomas EkvallIVL Swedish Environmental Reserch Institute tomas.Ekvall@ivl.se
Jenny SahlinProfuJenny.Sahlin@profu.se
Johan SundbergProfujohan.sundberg@profu.se
Mattias BisaillonProfumattias.bisaillon@profu.se
Bisaillon M, Ekvall T, Sundberg J. (2009) Impacts of Swedish waste prevention and the scrap market equilibrium on greenhouse gas emissions. Manuscript in preparation.
Sjöström M., Östblom G. (2009) Future Waste Scenarios for Sweden on the Basis of a CGE-model. Working Paper No. 109, National Institute of Economic Research, Stockholm.
Ekvall T. (2008) Waste prevention: Environmental effects and policy instruments. Nordic Workshop – Waste Resource Management and Climate Actions, Fredrikstad, Norway, 10 June 2008
Ekvall T, Bisaillon M, Sundberg J. (2007) Swedish Waste Prevention and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. proc. 2nd BOKU Waste Conference, Vienna, April 2007.
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