Full Name
Reid Lifset
Job Title
Research Scholar
Yale University
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Reid Lifset is a Research Scholar and Resident Fellow in Industrial Ecology on the faculty of the Yale School of the Environment (YSE).  He is the founder and an editor of the Journal of Industrial Ecology, an international peer-reviewed scientific journal. His research focuses on the application of industrial ecology to novel problems and research areas, the evolution of extended producer responsibility (EPR), resource and material efficiency, the environmental impact of the digital economy, and the circular economy. He is a member of the UN’s International Resource Panel (IRP), the governing council of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, and the editorial board of the journal, Waste and Biomass Valorization.

He has recently advised the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office on EPR and the circular economy and served as a lead author on the IRP’s Resource Efficiency & Climate Change study.

In 2015, he was awarded the ISIE’s Society Prize and has chaired the Gordon Research Conference on Industrial Ecology. He has served on the U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board and has advised organizations including the OECD and the Luce Foundation.

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