Sweden in the forefront of resource efficiency and circular economy
|Coordinator||KUNGL. Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien IVA - Kungliga Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 4 300 000|
|Project duration||January 2018 - July 2020|
Purpose and goal
The aim has been to create a resource efficiency and circular economy platform. To draw conclusions from policy initiatives, public administration, research and industry on the way forward based on ongoing initiatives. To create cooperation and motion forward around these matters.
Expected results and effects
The project has delivered a large number of action plans for politics, business and research within: - measurement of food waste - sharing of premises - resource-efficient mobility for goods and people - resource-efficient, circular textile flow and - the role of plastic in a resource efficient, circular society. The project has had a financial reference group to define the role of the financial sector in the transition to a circular and resource-efficient economy. The project also convened a political reference group with representatives from all parties to anchor the issues there.
Planned approach and implementation
The project came out of the previous project Resource efficient business models that examined five material flows and opportunities to increase their efficiency. The five areas (plastics, food, textiles, premises and mobility) have been led by a project manager and chairman together with a working committee with representatives from the value chain. The project arranged a kick-off as well as workshops on design, recycling and industrial symbiosis as well as business models with externally invited and internal workhops on innovative environments and the role of the financial sector