8 ton society - circular economy from theory to practice

Reference number 2018-04707
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - RISE Samhällsbyggnad, cirkular ekonomi, hållbart samhälle
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 000 000
Project duration December 2018 - March 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Circular and biobased economy
Call Policy and behavioral issues for a biobased circular economy

Purpose and goal

"8 tons of society" contributes to behavioral change, strengthened decision making and innovation at national and municipal level. Though increases know ledge and aw areness of Sw edish citizens´ material footprint, measures to reduce this, as w ell as the importance and opportunities of a circular economy. By mapping, calculating and show ing material and w aste streams at national and municipal level, and how these can change by actions for a more circular economy, give decision makers and consumers the opportunity to act for reduced material footprint.

Expected results and effects

The project includes a know ledge overview , material footprints, circular scenarios, workshops on sustainability strategies, as well as dissemination. By mapping material and waste streams at municipal level, municipalities also get know ledge of and opportunity to show the way for a circular society, for example by supplementing existing climate strategies and waste plans with circular action plans.The project contributes to behavioral change and action for municipalities and national authorities for more circular and sustainable lifestyle.

Planned approach and implementation

The project is a collaboration of researchers and municipalities/cities for a more resource efficient and circular society. For a sustainable lifestyle, solutions and strategies are needed at national and municipal level. The project includes five work packages. WP 1 Knowledge overview material impression in food, mobility and housing WP 2 Model and Calculation - Lifestyle Material Footprint LMF WP 3 Scenario analysis with national and local initiatives WP 4 Workshop and dialogue meeting on local action and strategy development WP 5 Project Management and Communication

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