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Andrius Plepys

Scaling up sharing potential

Scaling up sharing potential

In January 2019 a new Swedish project called “Delningens potential för minskad miljöpåverkan” (in English: “The potential of sharing for reduced environmental impact”) has been finalised. The project was financed by RE:source program and led by IVL in collaboration with KTH and Lund University. Andrius Plepys was one of the collaborators in the project.

The project investigated three sharing segments in Sweden - mobility, space and goods sharing - where potential for increased resource efficiency and reduced environmental impact are expected. It estimated the scale and the nature of environmental implications and discussed how the sustainability potential could be enhanced. The project also identified several obstacles, roles of different stakeholders and provided suggestions for activities that RE: Source should continue working with. Project report (in Swedish) will soon be made available online.

PhD thesis opposition at NTNU

PhD thesis opposition at NTNU

Andrius Plepys has recently acted as a second opponent in a PhD thesis defence of Gibran Vita at Industrial Ecology Programme of Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. The thesis titled “The environmental impacts of human needs and lifestyles - Connecting the global economy, natural resources and human well-being” discussed how different aspects of human consumption and lifestyle choices affect the environment and the quality of life.

In picture from left to right: Andrius Plepys (opponent), Konstantin Stadler (co-supervisor), Dr. Gibran Vita (defendant), Francesco Cherubini (chair of examination committee), Julie Steinberger (opponent), and Richard Wood (supervisor). Not in picture – co-supervisor prof. Edgar Hertwich (former programme director, president of the ISIE, prof. in Industrial Sustainability at Yale).