Mapping and Characterisation of Solid Waste and its Eventual Recovery for Reintegration into the Circular Economy
|RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - SP Energi och Bioekonomi, Borås
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 1 707 562
|December 2016 - June 2018
Purpose and goal
The overall goal of the Vinnmer project was to develop internationally as a researcher in waste management, included increased understanding of high level decision-making and implementation of new policies, which were made possible through the processes that were given insight into. Through participation at two conferences, the professional network was expanded, as well as, the visibility of research conducted. At the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, a certificate was acquired in Leadership Essentials. The goal achievement is considered very good.
Expected results and effects
The expanded international network is a great asset, both in terms of opportunities for own career and for the employer´s desire to work more internationally. New contacts with companies, universities and public-sector organizations in Canada provide good, future opportunities. The leadership training provided many tools that are already being implemented in new responsibilities that the fellow has with the employer. In parallel, a certified project manager training was also initiated, a strategic choice of employer who sees the benefits of leadership education.
Planned approach and implementation
The arrangement was to observe, listen, and learn from the officials who worked with solid waste issues. For example, an update of producer responsibility where political decisions, producer comments, and collection problems have been parts. A learning process that gave a lot. In addition to this, solid waste has been studied through interviews with residents, local government officials, and waste audits (waste bags are opened, recycling boxes are reviewed, etc.). In addition, visits to a combustion plant, a recycling plant, several recycling centres and a landfill were done.