Radio Interview – Waste Incineration in Iceland

The CEO of ReSource, Karl Eðvaldsson, was interviewed by the radio program “Samfélagið” on Rás 1 on the 19th of January where waste incineration in Iceland was discussed. The interview was linked to the report that ReSource did for the Environmental Protection Agency of Iceland, written at the request of the Ministry of Environment on the use of waste incinerators in Iceland. The interesting interview can be listened to, here in Icelandic: Samfélagið – sorpbrennsla á Íslandi 


Study on Waste Incinerators in Iceland

We are proud to present the results of our project for the Environmental Agency of Iceland, written at the request of the Ministry of Environment, on the subject of waste incinerators in Iceland.

The report was introduced at a virtual meeting regarding advanced waste incinerators organised by the Association of Municipalities, the Ministry of Environment, and the Association of Waste Management in the southwest region. It’s possible to see a recording of the meeting here in Icelandic (Icelandic) Meðhöndlun úrgangs.

At the meeting, the Minister for Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson said, “I found it necessary to call for a professional assessment of the possibilities which are available to us regarding incineration with energy recovery. It is clear that there will always be some amount of waste which is not possible to reuse or recycle and that it is better to incinerate this than to landfill it. This report is an important contribution to the debate about the future of incineration in Iceland in the next years and decades, and it is now possible to work further on this issue with co-​operation from the state, municipalities and private companies. We should however not forget that the greatest emphasis must be placed on preventing that raw materials become waste, and it is necessary to greatly increase recycling of waste, not least domestically, as part of the circular economy concept.”

The report has been made accessible on the website of the Government of Iceland: Greining á þörf sorpbrennslustöðva á Íslandi 


Do you want to develop a solution for a sustainable future?

ReSource is looking for a positive and open-​minded individual that can take part in the development of our platforms that are used to deliver data to our customers. The individual that ReSource is looking for should be willing to work both in teams and independently.

The environmental data we deliver to clients is complex and comes at an ever increasing frequency, particularly so in the waste and recycling industry. We are looking for a person who can drive development of ReSource’s data delivery and analysis platforms, which clients will use to make waste management more efficient and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Key responsibilities

– Be part of our team that designs, builds and maintains our platforms

– Work with engineers and specialists across the company on integrating different types of data streams and geospatial data

– Collaborate with our customers in understanding their needs

– Improve our internal engineering and software standards, tools, and processes

– Be willing to take the lead in decision making

Key skills and experience

– Programming experience in Python and JavaScript

– JavaScript frontend frameworks, e.g. React

– Python backend web frameworks, e.g. Flask

– Building relational databases (SQL/​Postgres)

– English proficiency

– Being proactive and take the initiative

Nice to have but not necessary

– Working with geodata and spatial databases (Qgis, Postgis)

– Experience with cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Heroku)

– Experience with Mapbox for displaying geodata

– Interest in remote sensing and drone and satellite imaging and data

– Knowledge in C++ and embedded systems development

About Resource

ReSource International is a company specialized in environmental consulting and services. We have developed over the past years a strong knowledge on waste management and operation of landfill sites. We are aiming at providing services with an innovative approach and develop new concepts in the field. The company is in continuous growth and now is expanding with activities outside Iceland with office in Sweden and Switzerland. Our team members are passionate about environmental topics and are driven by meaningful projects to develop a sustainable society.

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Information for applicantsWe encourage the candidate interested in learning more to contact us at the email address job@​resource.​is Please send us an email/​letter of motivation along with your CV or Linkedin or other support material (portfolio, links, etc.).