Innovations from waste to resource

Reference number
Coordinator SP SVERIGES TEKNISKA FORSKNINGSINSTITUT AB - SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, Stockholm
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration May 2014 - January 2015
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Call Challenge-driven innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2014 (spring)

Purpose and goal

The objective is to develop concepts for system solutions with a focus on waste as valuable resource, based on knowledge of human behavior and motivation. The project aims to create innovations that change perspectives from waste management to focus on waste as a valuable resource already in the collection phase. The need and potential in new services supporting resource efficiency in the waste management system has been confirmed. Opportunities have been identified both in households and among stakeholders within the waste sector.

Results and expected effects

Based on initial investigation, mapping and interviews problems hampering development has been identified. On workshops, these stoppers have been turned into opportunities for innovative solutions. In order to design innovative collection services for re-use or recycling that better consider the whole chain from product to waste as resource, further studies on human behavior and motivation are needed. Conceptualization and service development is planned within a continuation project.

Approach and implementation

During the project we used the design methodology in order to look beyond current solutions and consider the problem from a holistic perspective focusing on the user. During the initial project 11 interviews, 2 workshops and a series of meeting where carried out with relevant stakeholders. Through these activities, we have studied the challenges that exist in the collection system from different perspectives (the individual, the producer and the recycler).

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2014-00779

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