Evaluation of fritidsbanker

Reference number 2018-04682
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - Energi och Cirkulär ekonomi
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 000 000
Project duration December 2018 - December 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Cirkulär och biobaserad ekonomi
Call Cirkulär och biobaserad ekonomi, från teori till praktik

Purpose and goal

The purpose of this project is to evaluate the social, environmental and economic benefits of Fritidsbanken. The aim of the evaluation is to: Identify the social welfare impacts that Fritidsbanken contributes to in a municipality and provide municipalities guidance based on substantiated facts. Identify the elements that are necessary for successful implementation and eliminate obstacles for expansion. Contribute to knowledge creation on the opportunities for municipalities to contribute to behavioral change that enhances a circular economy.

Expected results and effects

The results will provide a basis for municipalities to show which elements that are needed for a successful implementation of Fritidsbanken. The basis will serve as a benchmark for other municipalities. The project´s expected effects are increase in the number of Fritidsbanken, creation of new jobs and increased awareness of the concept. In the longer term, the concept can be spread internationally and contribute to reduced resource consumption and climate impacts, and increased maturity and receptivity of circular business models among Swedish households.

Planned approach and implementation

The project is structured through four work packages, where WP1 (Project management) and WP4 (Communication) are essential in order to consolidate the project, creating learning and building the foundation for the long-term goals. The emphasis of the project is in WP2, where data collection will be conducted through interviews and questionnaires, as well as in WP3, where an impact assessment of the activities and resources from Fritidsbanken will be evaluated. The common learning processes will emerge in documented knowledge.

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