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.

New Nordic study of mapping food waste
NORSUS has been the project manager for a Nordic project funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, working group for circular economy. The report give an overview of the methodology for, organization of and scope of monitoring food waste in the Nordic countries, together with how food waste and food loss are defined as a basis for the work. The background is the EU's new requirements for reporting food waste, which will be implemented from 2020, and where the systems chosen by the Nordic countries have been compared against the requirements of EU regulation.

NORSUS staff in podcasts to make you environmentally smarter!

NORSUS researchers have lately participated in three podcasts to inform about our research. We have discussed what is more environmentally friendly of hydro, wind and solar power, why LCA is important to document environmental impacts from cradle to grave, and the research needs related to nudging and behaviour change. [In Norwegian]

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