Graça Martinho

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Research group: 
Coastal Systems and Ocean
Research lines: 
Environmental Risk
Biotechnology and Resources Valorisation
Governance and Literacy

Activity summary

Environmental engineer, Student Ombudsperson of NOVA, Advisory Board member of PT Environment Agency. Research areas: solid waste management (SWM), planning, policy, waste streams, psychology applied to recycling, marine litter, environmental education. It is in these areas that has developed research projects and published papers. She is author of the well-known books “Manual Prático para a Gestão de Resíduos”, “Gestão de Resíduos” and “Sustainable solid waste collection and management”


Pires, A.; Martinho, M. G.; Rodrigues, S.; Gomes, I. (2018). Sustainable Solid Waste Collection and Management, Springer Rodrigues, S.; Martinho G.; Pires, A. (2016). Waste collection systems. Part B: benchmarking. Journal Journal of Cleaner Production, 139, 230-241. Project “Resource-efficient use of mixed wastes”. Tender ENV.A.2/ETU/2014/0049, Environment Directorate General of the European Commission ('DG Environment') (BIO by Deloitte in partnership with BRE, ICEDD, VTT, RPS and FCT of NOVA ) Martinho, G.; Balaia, N.; Pires, A., (2017). The Portuguese plastic carrier bag tax: the effects on consumers’ behavior. Waste Management, 61, 3-12 Pires, A.; Martinho, G.; Chang, N.-B. (2011). Solid waste management in European countries: a review of systems analysis techniques. Journal of Environmental Management, 92 (4), 1033-1050. Chang, N.-B.; Pires, A.; Martinho, G. (2011). Empowering systems analysis for solid waste management: the tools and perspectives in European countries. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 41 (16), 1449-1530. Project Projeto Europeu “Urban Wins - Urban metabolism accounts for building Waste management Innovative Networks and Strategies”, H2020, Call: “Waste: A resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials”, topic “Eco-innovative strategies: WASTE-6b-201 Project Projeto OCEANWISE - Wise reduction of EPS marine litter in the North-East Atlantic Ocean (EAPA_252/2016), INTERREG ATLANTIC AREA PROGRAMME OF OPERATIONS APPROVED UNDER THE FIRST CALL FOR PROJECTS