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Sörme, L., Voxberg, E., Rosenlund, J., Jensen, S. & Augustsson, A. (2019). Coloured Plastic Bags for Kerbside Collection of Waste from Households - To Improve Waste Recycling. Recycling, 4(2), 1-10
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2019 (English)In: Recycling, E-ISSN 2313-4321, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 1-10Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Today, considerable amounts of resources are landfilled or incinerated, and recyclable materials such as metal, glass, plastic, and paper are disposed of as residual waste instead of being sorted into recyclable fractions. Recycling is one way of transitioning towards a circular economy and a more resource-efficient society. However, in many older cities there is insufficient space for waste bins, which makes waste sorting difficult. The aim of the study was to test how the introduction of a new kerbside collection system, using different-coloured plastic bags, would influence the amounts of residual waste and separately collected food waste. Coloured plastic bags were introduced in an old city centre in Kalmar, in the southeast of Sweden. This type of kerbside collection was applied to 38 apartments with a total of 87 residents for four weeks. Results show that residual waste decreased directly by 15 percent and the collected amount of food waste increased directly by 35 percent. The residents perceived that the sorting system facilitated sorting and that the sorting of recyclable materials increased. Kerbside collection, close to properties, seemed to be an important factor in reducing the amount of residual waste, leading to increased sorting, and hence improved recycling.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2019
Keywords
kerbside collection, waste, households, waste recycling, residual waste, optical sorting, coloured plastic bags
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82439 (URN)10.3390/recycling4020020 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-05-06 Created: 2019-05-06 Last updated: 2019-05-06Bibliographically approved
Rosenlund, J., Sörme, L., Voxberg, E. & Augustsson, A. (2019). When appreciative inquiry guides action research: collaborating to improve waste sorting. Applied Environmental Education and Communication
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2019 (English)In: Applied Environmental Education and Communication, ISSN 1533-015X, E-ISSN 1533-0389Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

During a project focusing on household waste a collaborativeapproach was deemed necessary. Researchers and stakeholderswent through a series of workshops starting and endingwith an appreciative inquiry which directed the ongoingaction research process. This article discusses this process andpresents a model for this methodology. Envisioning the resultsfrom the outset aided the collaborators’ action. Further, theworkshop series formed a collaborative forum in which to discussprogress and issues that occurred during the process.Appreciative inquiry aided the collaborators and provided astarting and end point for the action research process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Appreciative inquiry, action research, waste management, household waste, interactive research, environmental solutions, collaboration, cross-sector collaboration
National Category
Environmental Sciences Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation; Natural Science, Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-81358 (URN)10.1080/1533015X.2019.1593264 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-03-28 Created: 2019-03-28 Last updated: 2019-05-06
Rosenlund, J. (2018). Algoland 2030 -Affärsmodellering. In: Presented at: Algoland 2030 Workshop, 24 April 2018: . Paper presented at Algoland 2030 Workshop, 24 April 2018.
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2018 (Swedish)In: Presented at: Algoland 2030 Workshop, 24 April 2018, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Ecology
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation; Ecology, Aquatic Ecology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-73784 (URN)
Conference
Algoland 2030 Workshop, 24 April 2018
Projects
EcoChangeAlgoland
Note

Algoland 2030 - Linnéuniversitetet & Näringsliv - KonferensVilla Solbacken, Svensknabben, Kalmar

Algoland är projektet där akvatisk forskning tillsammans med kompetens från industrin tarfram innovativa, hållbara lösningar som minskar utsläpp av koldioxid och näringsämnen. Samtidigtproduceras en värdefull biomassa som kan användas som djurfoder eller biobränslen.För att ta nästa steg i Algoland projektet, bjuder Catherine Legrand och forskare inom Algoland in till en workshop där vi tillsammans blickar in iframtiden. Målet är att ta fram ett eller flera erbjudanden baserade på Algoland för att ta konceptet ett steg närmare näringslivet. Detta kan hjälpa att identifiera erbjudanden, produkter, nyaforskningsmöjligheter samt bana vägen för att Algoland ska komma till ännu större nytta i samhälletsom en ekonomiskt, socialt och miljömässigt hållbar verksamhet.

Datum: tisdag, 24 april Tid: 10.00 - 15.00 (inklusive lunch)Plats: Villa Solbacken, Svensknabben, Kalmar

Ej belagd 20181120

Available from: 2018-05-03 Created: 2018-05-03 Last updated: 2019-02-22Bibliographically approved
Sörme, L., Rosenlund, J. & Bergbäck, B. (2018). Building a Circular Economy: How to Solve the Mixed Waste Problem at Company Level. Solutions Journal, 9(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Building a Circular Economy: How to Solve the Mixed Waste Problem at Company Level
2018 (English)In: Solutions Journal, ISSN 2154-0896, E-ISSN 2154-0926, Vol. 9, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Countries all over the world need resources to run their economies and an approach known as ‘circular economy’ can be key to managing such resources sustainably. From a circular economy perspective, countries should strive to reduce the amount of resources they need, followed by reuse and recycling. The largest part of waste in the European Union (EU) is produced by industries and businesses (about 90 percent) although most of the policy effort by public institutions has been on  municipal waste, mainly from households.1 Against this backdrop, a two-year regional project in Sweden focused on how to increase the recycling of waste generated by companies, particularly mixed waste. It was shown that recycling could be improved through relatively simple behavioural changes. The project identified six factors that can lead to improved recycling: legislation, leadership, networking, education, simplification and space. The findings indicate that such results can be best achieved through networking and collaboration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Australian National University, 2018
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-69625 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2019-07-09Bibliographically approved
Rosenlund, J. & Rosell, E. (2018). Down to earth: from environmental abstraction to action using interactive research. In: PIN-C 2018 Conference Proceedings: . Paper presented at The 5th Participatory Innovation Conference (PIN-C), Eskilstuna, Sweden, January 11-13, 2018 (pp. 338-344). Syddansk Universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Down to earth: from environmental abstraction to action using interactive research
2018 (English)In: PIN-C 2018 Conference Proceedings, Syddansk Universitet, 2018, p. 338-344Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Contemporary knowledge production is characterised by the inclusion of a multitude of participants in the research process. Considering environmental issues this is also necessary to be able to reach solutions to these issues. This paper discusses three cases of cross-sector collaboration where interactive research was used. It was shown that interactive research can facilitate the interaction between the abstract issue in the research system and actual action in the research system. This was mainly done by creating collaborative spaces in the form of dialogue arenas which are discussion forums initiated by the interactive researcher. Here the abstract issue can be discussed on a level of practice which makes it easier to comprehend and paves the road for action among the participants.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Syddansk Universitet, 2018
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-69849 (URN)
Conference
The 5th Participatory Innovation Conference (PIN-C), Eskilstuna, Sweden, January 11-13, 2018
Available from: 2018-01-15 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2019-02-22Bibliographically approved
Rosell, E. & Rosenlund, J. (2018). Partnerships for work place learning in work integrating social enterprizes. In: PIN-C 2018 Conference Proceedings: . Paper presented at The 5th Participatory Innovation Conference (PIN-C), Eskilstuna, Sweden, January 11-13, 2018 (pp. 29-35). Syddansk Universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Partnerships for work place learning in work integrating social enterprizes
2018 (English)In: PIN-C 2018 Conference Proceedings, Syddansk Universitet, 2018, p. 29-35Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper the case of a multi-sector partnership with the aim of improving work place learning in Work Integration Social Enterprises is presented. Work Place Learning (WPL) is a concept that connects institutions of education with work places in the surrounding society. Typical examples are when students during their formal education do periods of internships or vocational training in an organization of relevance to their future profession, or when teachers perform curricular activities atwork sites in the community. The two examples illustrate that the “learners” in work place learning could be both students in the educational system and employees at the work sites. Typical and common characteristics for different initiatives related to WPL is that; 1) it is built upon an ambition to combine theoretical knowledge with practice, 2) work-places are seen as important arenas for learning and 3) it is performed in partnerships between heterogeneous actors, often representing different sectors in society. This paper specifically focuses upon the partnership dimension of workplace learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Syddansk Universitet, 2018
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-69851 (URN)
Conference
The 5th Participatory Innovation Conference (PIN-C), Eskilstuna, Sweden, January 11-13, 2018
Available from: 2018-01-15 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2019-02-22Bibliographically approved
Rosenlund, J. & Legrand, C. (2018). The circular economy business model of Algoland. In: Book of abstracts: Linnaeus ECO-TECH '18. Paper presented at Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2018: 11th International conference on establishment of cooperation between companies and institutions in the Nordic countries, the Baltic Sea region and the world, Kalmar, Sweden, November 19-21, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The circular economy business model of Algoland
2018 (English)In: Book of abstracts: Linnaeus ECO-TECH '18, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Keywords
Circular economy, Microalgae, Business model
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Bioenergy Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78893 (URN)978-91-88898-28-9 (ISBN)
Conference
Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2018: 11th International conference on establishment of cooperation between companies and institutions in the Nordic countries, the Baltic Sea region and the world, Kalmar, Sweden, November 19-21, 2018
Available from: 2018-11-20 Created: 2018-11-20 Last updated: 2019-02-22Bibliographically approved
Rosenlund, J. (2017). Environmental research collaboration: Cross-sector knowledge production in environmental science. (Doctoral dissertation). Växjö: Linnaeus University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Environmental research collaboration: Cross-sector knowledge production in environmental science
2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Alternative title[sv]
Sektorsövergripande samverkan för kunskapsproduktion i miljövetenskapen
Abstract [en]

Increased interaction between science and society is recognised as one of the characteristics of contemporary science. Solving the complex environmental problems of our day also necessitate such interactions. In this thesis, theories of knowledge production and innovation, including the triple helix and Mode 2, were used to analyse and assess environmental science critically. The triple helix model claims that interaction between university, industry, and government, is essential for innovation development. The Mode 2 of science emphasises the social embeddedness of science. These theories of knowledge production are situated on a macro level. Most studies carried out about this have disregarded the interactions in practice between science and society. The aim of the thesis was to explore how these theories manifest themselves in practice. Further, the aim was to contribute to knowledge about cross-sector interactions in environmental research collaboration. Interactive research was conducted in three environmental research projects. One survey was also conducted on a national level. Results are distributed in five research papers. Firstly, the results showed that the triple helix became somethings else on a project level. Further, when working in a triple helix-based collaboration participants encountered boundaries and which could be crossed using boundary-spanning means. The use of dialogue arenas in interactive research, meaning research oriented workshops and seminars, aided both participants and the researcher to cross disciplinary and cross-sector boundaries. Solving environmental problems, using cross-sector research collaboration, necessitated the recognition of the collaborative process itself. An abstract environmental idea such as the circular economy was also found to contribute to bridging the gaps between research and society. Lastly, the research showed that environmental scientists reflect upon the relevance of their research. The scientists felt the need to provide society with relevant research and adjust their research choices due to this. This thesis ends up with a discussion about a Mode 3 of knowledge production where the democratisation of research is crucial. Here a fourth helix represents the further inclusion of society in general. A fifth helix includes the natural environment as a driver for collaboration, forming a quintuple helix which incorporates the environmental relevance into collaboration. This thesis contributes to knowledge about theories of knowledge production, cross-sector research collaboration and the role of environmental science in society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Linnaeus University Press, 2017. p. 145
Series
Linnaeus University Dissertations ; 273/2017
Keywords
Triple helix, quintuple helix, Mode 3, cross-sector research collaboration, interactive research; boundaries, knowledge production, relevance of research, environmental science
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science; Social Sciences, Sociology; Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60611 (URN)978-91-88357-55-7 (ISBN)
Public defence
2017-03-03, Fullriggaren, Kocken, Landgången 4, Kalmar, 09:30 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2017-02-16 Created: 2017-02-09 Last updated: 2019-02-22Bibliographically approved
Rosenlund, J., Notini, P. & Bravo, G. (2017). Exploring attitudes to societal relevance: the effects of reflection on research practices among Swedish environmental scientists. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 4(3), 337-353
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring attitudes to societal relevance: the effects of reflection on research practices among Swedish environmental scientists
2017 (English)In: Journal of Responsible Innovation, ISSN 2329-9460, E-ISSN 2329-9037, Vol. 4, no 3, p. 337-353Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Funding agencies and policy-makers have put increasing pressure on scientists to better clarify the usefulness of their research. It has been suggested that this may have led to an increased reflection on the societal relevance of research among the scientists themselves. However, this often is more an assumption than a carefully verified fact. This paper investigates whether reflection on societal relevance actually occurs and has a measurable effect on the choice of research and on dissemination activities performed by scientists. A survey was conducted among researchers in environmental science and technology at Swedish universities. Results show that researchers do frequently reflect upon the societal and environmental relevance of their work. We used path modelling techniques to assess how this influences their professional activities. Results show that reflection was important to explain both the choice of research and dissemination activities. Variables such as individual attitudes, experience and collaboration with external actors also affected these outcomes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Mode 2, relevance of research, choice of research, environmental science, reflection
National Category
Environmental Sciences Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science; Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68498 (URN)10.1080/23299460.2017.1387509 (DOI)000424474800003 ()
Available from: 2017-10-30 Created: 2017-10-30 Last updated: 2019-02-22Bibliographically approved
Rosenlund, J. (2017). Improving regional waste management using the circular economy as an epistemic object. Environmental Sociology, 3(3), 297-307
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Improving regional waste management using the circular economy as an epistemic object
2017 (English)In: Environmental Sociology, ISSN 2325-1042, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 297-307Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The transition to a circular economy (CE) has become the focus of both academics and non-academics in later years. However, there is still confusion about how to interpret this concept and whether or not it is a revitalisation of pre-existing ideas. During a 2-year project, the CE was used in a collaborative research project as a way to establish a dialogue about waste management on a regional level. A diverse group of participants were invited to meetings and workshops to discuss improvements to waste management. The CE was interpreted in different ways due to the diversity of the participants. The theories of boundary objects and epistemic objects are used in this paper to show how the CE can be an abstract and flexible concept that still contributes to concrete improvements to waste management. In such a way, the CE presents normative goals that function as a catalyst for environmental improvement. This paper shows how research and practice can be bridged using workshops to introduce such an abstract idea while still contributing to change in practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Circular economy, epistemic object, waste management, interactive research, cross-sector collaboration
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-64499 (URN)10.1080/23251042.2017.1323154 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-05-30 Created: 2017-05-30 Last updated: 2019-02-22Bibliographically approved
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