MSLS students win an international award on paper and packaging recovery hosted by Net Impact

Congratulations to our recently graduated MSLS students! The team has won a prestigious international competition "International Paper, Staples, and Net Impact Case Competition", aimed at helping to increase paper and packaging recovery rates in the United States. The contest was hosted by the global business network Net Impact.


From the left to the right: Lea Thuot, Matt Lobach, Spud Marhsall, Wyeth Larson and Andrea Altmann.

Andrea Altmann, Wyeth Larson, Matt Lobach, Steve Marshall, and Lea Thuot from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden won for their plan, which proposed solutions to increase the efficiency of delivery routes and communicate real-time recovery rates for the companies. Some of their innovative ideas included offering discounts to top recyclers and increasing transparency of reporting recovery information.

For the students, the chance to work with the collaborating organizations was perhaps among the most rewarding element of the project. "The competition gave us the opportunity to work with two organizations that are interested in implementing sustainability initiatives into their businesses, as well as make some great connections with the Net Impact network," said Blekinge team member Lea Thuot. "It  was a great way to practically apply the theories, frameworks, and methodologies of our Master's program in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability."

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