Zero waste city
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 500 000
|May 2013 - January 2014
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The research will have a goal to aim at. The Zero Waste city will command research, development and innovation. New materials can be recycled as components and put together again, into new materials with designed properties. Consumers are engaged in a natural way. Since the waste is no longer an issue, everyone becomes aware of the value in material flows. What cannot be recycled, will be recovered in terms of locally produced energy. The vision of a future city as raw material source/city mine is established and serves as a basis for further work in the inter-dicsiplinary consortium.
Results and expected effects
The project has resulted in a common ground among participating companies and research providers. New concepts such as ´sort or separate´, hierarchic design and ´zero waste´ will be the new Swedish export areas in a biobased economy. Companies and organisations within the whole value chain, from raw material suppliers, manufacturers, material recyclers, energy producers, city planners to logistics actors, shared their business attitutes to and needs for a Zero Waste city.
Approach and implementation
The results from interviews, discussions and meetings with a variety of stakeholders were reported at the conference ´Zero Waste city´ that took place at The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design. The project group met twice in order to discuss the workload, and the interviews were performed by teams assigned by the project group. The final project meeting focused on planning of the upcoming work on project proposals, discussing the potential of the project ideas. The perfomed interviews were analysed according to the intrest from the different companies for the Zero Waste city.