Helen Williams

Associate Professor of Environment and Energy Systems, Karlstad University

Helén Williams is an associate professor of Environment and Energy system and part of the multi-disciplinary Service Research Center at Karlstad University. For the past 10 years she has been done innovative research in the area of Packaging for Sustainable Development. It is about understanding the role of packaging for resource efficiency in the value chain and specifically their role in households. Packaging initiatives that save food are most often more important than the material used in the packaging. Packaging have a role to play to fulfill the United Nations Sustainable Development goal 12.3 to halve global per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels. Helén is strongly committed to contribute to sustainable development and she teaches the subject at different University courses. She is also a frequently invited speaker, to inspire and educate in governmental organisations, in business and research conferences.