Eldbjørg Blikra Vea

PhD Student

Eldbjørg Blikra Vea

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I am an environmental engineer focusing mainly on the area of environmental sustainability assessments.  My PhD is a part of the EU funded Horizon2020 project DECISIVE (a DECentralIzed management Scheme for Innovative Valorization of urban biowastE) under the supervision of Prof. Marianne Thomsen.

The growing population in cities makes urban waste management increasingly challenging in terms of impacts on the environment (e.g. resource depletion and climate change) and human health. The objective of the DECISIVE project is to demonstrate the ability to decrease the generation of urban waste and increase recycling and recovery by focusing efforts on decentralised management and valorization of organic waste in a circular economy.

I will mainly work with Life Cycle Assessment to compare the DECISIVE waste management system to conventional systems and support the development of a decision support tool evaluating the implementation of such systems in a European context. I will also address the policy side of circular economy and identify barriers in the current legislation for implementing eco-innovative solutions for urban waste management.

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