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How is waste best handled? Although the debate often revolves around whether public or private waste management is the best option, a SusValueWaste study reveals that both public, private and hybrid ways to organize is probably most preferable. The different actors play complementing roles that collectively lead to innovative and sustainable waste handeling. The public actors are often facilitators for technological and infrastructural development, while private actors often find new applications for technology and develop more efficient services.
Markus Bugge and Arne Fevolden, senior researchers part of the SusValueWaste team have joined the on-going Norwegian media debate about waste management. Read their full article (in Norwegian) published in Klassekampen 11th October 2017, made available on NIFUs webpages.
Waste and other residual materials from industries and households are of increasing value in today’s economy. Substances that have long represented a cost to the economy are now becoming a valuable resource. Exploiting the full potential of these resources requires increased innovation, systemic change as well as better regulation and governance.