Circular deals - an international analysis of how deals and certificates can increase the use of secondary resources
|Coordinator||KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - ABE-Skolan|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 999 953|
|Project duration||December 2018 - September 2020|
|Venture||Circular and biobased economy|
|Call||Policy and behavioral issues for a biobased circular economy|
Purpose and goal
Circular deals are agreements made between actors to determine rules for circulation of a specific type of waste, with the intent to increase circulation. The aim of this project has been to identify opportunities and challenges for different forms of such agreements in Europe, to bring home lessons and analyse if similar solutions could be implemented in Sweden. Studied deals includes Differentiated requirements in Denmark, Quality protocols in the UK and Green deals in the Netherlands.
Expected results and effects
Circular deals have a potential to increase circulation in Sweden, by creating the relationships required for material exchange. They are a way of agreeing on how advantages and disadvantages of circulation can be distributed among actors in the transition to a circular economy, and to deal with its inherent policy conflicts. The deals are especially suitable to set up value chains for complex wastes. Actors showed an interest to continue working within the concept of circular deals.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was executed by KTH and LiU, with Stena Recycling as a main partner. The deals abroad were studied through interviews and field trips. Pros and cons of the various agreements were analysed. To bring the knowledge home and relate it to the needs and interests of Swedish actors, a workshop and a digital symposium was organized. Challenges and opportunities for implementing deals in Sweden were analysed. The results was presented in a report, a master’s thesis and a scientific article.