Martina Ableidinger is an expert in waste management and city cleanliness. After she graduated with her PhD, Dr. Ableidinger had an academic career at Vienna University of Economics, focusing on research in municipal waste management.
In 2005 she started working for the City of Vienna (MA 48 - Municipal Department for Waste Management, Street Cleaning & Vehicle fleet). Among her responsibilities, she was head of operations for waste collection and street cleaning for 5 years. Currently she is deputy head of the department and her work focuses on exchanging best practice solutions. Vienna is seen as one of the most clean and worth living cities in the world, because of the well-functioning municipal services.