Ostfold Research is now NORSUS!

June 8th 2020

Ostfold Research (Østfoldforskning) has today become NORSUS - Norwegian Institute for Sustainability Research. The new name is an expression of an ambition: we want to be even more effective in our mission of contributing to a more sustainable world. We do this by providing a high-quality knowledge base on environmental effects of products, services and value chains, using Life Cycle Assessment approaches (LCA) and integrated economic, social and environmental approaches. We remain based in the county formerly known as Østfold (now Viken), but our reach has always been national and international. ‘NORSUS’ more clearly positions us as one of Europe’s leading research institutes on LCA, a key element in applied sustainability work at a value chain level and a central factor for achieving a circular economy.

Report on plastic food packaging losses in Norway
PacKnoPlast arbeidsoppgave 1.2 har utarbeidet en rapport om kartlegging og karakterisering av forskjellige avfallshåndteringsalternativer for forbrukernes emballasjeplast og tap av plast gjennom verdikjeden. Rapporten inkluderer også et kapittel om kvaliteten på plasten som når gjenvinningsanleggene. Det er fortsatt flere kunnskapshull å tette om kilder til plastforsøpling fra verdikjeder i Norge.


October 13 - 16, the international conference on LCA of food (LCAFOOD 2020) was held for the 12th time. From NORSUS 5 researchers participated, giving in total 3 platform presentations and 4 posters.

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