Research towards 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 develop knowledge that is needed to adapt these systems to consumers, organisations and companies.
  • investigates the processes of the recycling industry aiming to improve their environmental performance.
The primary target groups for the findings of Towards Sustainable Waste Management is the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency External link, opens in new window. and other policymakers in the field of waste management at European, national, regional and local levels, recycling companies, waste management companies and R&D organisations in waste management.

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