Harmonized knowledgebase and future perspectives as catalyst for a circular transition

Reference number 2018-04697
Coordinator Å I ÅTERVINNINGSINDUSTRINS SERVICE AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 000 000
Project duration December 2018 - February 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Circular and biobased economy
Call Policy and behavioral issues for a biobased circular economy

Purpose and goal

The goal is to identify and initiate activities and actions for accelerated circular conversion by creating a fact-based awareness and consensus about circular economics and investigating possible ways to enhance understanding, engagement and implementation of circular economics in selected Swedish companies.

Expected results and effects

Identify potential business opportunities and instruments to increase the market of recycled material flow. Identify opportunities and the need for traceability through labeling related to content / requirements for recycled raw material. Proposals for circularity based on recycled material will be presented as a basis for procurers and authorities. Identify action proposals to increase the profitability of circular material flows, such as circular business models. The results of the project will be presented in a short report and at relevant forums and conferences.

Planned approach and implementation

The project will in principle work with three parts. In first part we work with networking and competence building to promote collaboration and communication in the value chain, in order to create strong common basic knowledge and consensus. In part two, we focus on the development of a popular scientific information material focusing on the meaning of circular economy and its positive effects. In Part Three we are working to break down the circularity work into concrete action plans for each project participant.

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