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Andreas Brekke

Andreas Brekke
Andreas Brekke, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist at Ostfoldforskning, working on projects connected to environmental evaluations of packaging and energy. He would like environmental and commercial interests to communicate and cooperate more with one another.

Recent Posts

Innovation & sustainability

Innovation talk: Is your business a dinosaur or a bird?

11. February 2020

Faced with disruptive changes to the economic environment, only those businesses that are flexible and responsive can survive and prosper. Those not responding quickly enough will die off like the dinosaurs, but it’s getting harder to react enough in time – now you need to pre-empt change.

This article continues to illustrate the risks of not being ahead of the game so looks at investing wisely in exploiting advances in materials and technology to survive and prosper, like the birds.

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19. March 2019

How to determine a product’s environmental performance

The scientific method Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a tool originally developed to scrutinize the environmental performance of products, product systems or services. In recent years, the LCA framework has been expanded to include all aspects of sustainability. This blog post will present what LCA is, how it has developed historically and why you should care about it.

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12. March 2019

What is sustainability, really?

Often the word sustainability is used to designate that something is good, without any specification of good for what or good for whom. It’s time to put some hold to the phrase ‘sustainable’. Learn more on what it means and what you need to keep in mind when talking about sustainable products or solutions.

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