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Henrik Lystad

[CEO / Partner]

Henrik Lystad has long experience and in-depth knowledge of the industry from 16 years in Avfall Norge. Henrik has been involved in framework conditions and interest policy work in waste management and circular economics in Norway and the EU. He has been involved in a number of activities related to, among other things, waste collection, procurement, producer responsibility development, biogas and composting, energy recovery, material recycling and landfilling, as well as marine waste and waste management in developing countries.

Bjørn Kopstad


Bjørn Kopstad started in the trade association MEF in the early 1990s, and represented the private waste management companies in Norway through to the political processes that led to the new waste policy in the EU and Norway. Bjørn then worked for almost 18 years in various leading positions in the Norsk Gjenvinning / Veolia Miljø Group. Bjørn was a member of the executive management board in the Group for many years, including operational and strategic responsibility in various waste value chains. Bjørn's experience extends from development responsibilities to eg. plastics and recovered paper through the management of many operating regions with sales departments, customer centers, transport operations and sorting facilities. He was, for many years, responsible for outbound sales and recovered paper and plastics from the Group to Europe and Asia. He also built up the Group's household waste collection operations in Norway and Sweden.

Line Blytt

[Senior Consultant]

With 20 years experience within treatment, quality and utilization of organic wastes, Line strives to put the best handling of organic waste, food waste and bio-solids on the map, both nationally and internationally. She led the project which allowed norwegian compostingplants to continue expedient operation after the introduction of the new Animal By-product Regulation in Norway. She has worked at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences as a researcher, at the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, COWI, and lastly in Aquateam COWI as CEO. With significant experience within risk assessment, field surveys, environmental monitoring and technology assessment, and next to unrivaled knowledge on the rules that regulate nutritients, treatment, pollution, and quality on solid end product Line can identify the risks and pitfalls in an early phase so that your project succeeds.

Ine Geitung


Ine Geitung has a master's degree in social geography from the University of Oslo. She has previously worked in the Waste Management and Recycling Agency in Oslo Municipality with waste management and service development within waste management. She has especially worked with the introduction of source sorting in schools in Oslo and the use of RFID technology in waste collection.

René Friedling

[Senior Consultant]

René Friedling har M. Eng. innen bærekraft og diplomingeniør (FH) innen prosess- og miljøteknikk med spesialisering innen avfall- og gjenvinningsteknologi. René har de siste 17 år jobbet med rådgivning og prosjektgjennomføring innen avfalls- og vannforsyningsprosjekter. Han har jobbet med tverrfaglige prosjekter relatert til pumpestasjoner, vannbehandlings- og renseanlegg. Videre har han hatt ansvar for prosjektering, fagledelse, prosjektledelse, prosjekteringsledelse og anskaffelser samt oppfølging i anleggsfaser. I forbindelse med hans masterstudie og masteroppgave ble han god kjent med live cycle analyses (LCA) og verktøyet som brukes for å utføre LCA.

Trond Børge Sille

[Senior Consultant]

Trond Børge Sille har lang erfaring med målrettet forbedringsarbeid og optimalisering av renovasjonskontrakter samt kartlegging av nye potensielle kontraktsområder både i Norge, Sverige og Danmark. Han har også hatt ansvaret for oppstart av nye renovasjonskontrakter. Herunder bestilling av biler, finne egnede lokasjoner, rekruttering av driftsledere og renovatører, og delaktig i ruteplanlegging av nye kontraktsområder. Trond Børge Sille var medlem av Norsk Gjenvinning renovasjons ledergruppe fra 2012 – 2022


Anneli Kolås


Anneli har en master i industriell økologi fra NTNU, med bachelor i byggdesign fra UiA. Anneli har deltatt i plukkanalyser for Trondheim kommune og har en masteroppgave om gjenbruk og sirkulær økonomi.

Arvid Hvarnes

[Senior Consultant]

Arvid has worked on collection of waste since 1975. First in his own company, then as leader for renovation, operation and transportation in Norsk Gjenvinning. He has counted tender, planned routes, suggested investments and operated the renovation from Vadsø in North of Norway, to Skåne in the south. We can't think of any other person with more experience and knowledge from the renovation from households in Norway.

Knut Bakkejord

Knut Bakkejord has closely followed the waste industry for 30 years and, in addition to working for a long time in the municipality of Trondheim, he has a broad background from a number of employers in the state and private sector as well as NTNU. In Trondheim, Knut has been responsible for waste management in the municipality for many years and in recent years he has been the project manager for the development of a sorting facility and associated waste strategy for Central Norway, as well as a new waste plan for Trondheim municipality.

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