At a breakfast meeting today, Cecilia Askham presented research supported by Elretur’s 2011 Environmental Prize. One of the highlights of the meeting was the award of the 2013 Environmental Prize. 500 000 NOK was shared between Ostfold Research and NGU (Norwegian Geological Survey). NGU won 350 000 NOK and Ostfold Research 150 000.
The prize will be used by Ostfold Research to build on the environmental accounting model (LCA) that Kari-Anne Lyng, John Baxter and Cecilia Askham have developed for electronic waste collection and treatment for Elretur. Three product types are included in the current model (mobile phones, fridge-freezers and LCD TVs) - however Elretur collect many more products and expanding the model to include more of the products they collect and recycle is important.
During the breakfast meeting, Elretur described their collaboration with Ostfold Research as successful and rewarding. They also announced the joint SmartEEre project on effective transport and logistics for electronic waste, supported by The Research Council of Norway. The proposal for SmartEEre was written by Ole Jørgen Hanssen and John Baxter, together with Elretur and partners, and supported by the Research Council’s Smarttrans program. Read more about this project here.
Rolf Tore Ottesen, NGU og Cecilia Askham, Østfoldforskning