Circular Value Flows
|Coordinator||RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - Energi och Cirkulär ekonomi|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||November 2018 - June 2019|
|Venture||Circular and biobased economy|
Purpose and goal
The aim of the project is to meet the need in the society to better use all kind of resources for creating a more sustainable industrial development, by providing prerequisites for a more effective and more environmentally friendly production and consumption and to increase the international competiveness of the parties. The goal in Phase 1 to find industrial value flows with a potential to be developed to be circular was achieved. The work originates from previous VINNOVA project experiences, see www.cirkularitet.se.
Expected results and effects
The right steps are taken so that after a successful project circular models have been accepted by the parties, interest and benefit have been created and more parties want to participate. Products are to a higher degree designed for product system with increased use and life. The industry has increased circular businesses and competiveness. Waste and climate influences from the industry is reduced. Swedish industry inspires others, as w ell within gender aspects. In long term, the view and practice have changed in a w ay that circular solutions are a natural part of offers.
Planned approach and implementation
The study had three work packages: 1 To adapt present methods and tools for manufacturing companies. To use intelligence to identify value flows with high potential. 2 To conduct analysis and workshops with parties. 3 To summarize results and an application for the next step, with a focus on larger scale. Results will be spread via www.cirkularitet.se. Specific work with parties, workshops, in conjunction with workshops for all parties, have proven to be valuable and will be used even more in a Phase 2.