Towards a hierarchy of consumer behavior in the Circular Economy?

15 November, 2019  |  General

Today, consumers and citizens are expected to take on many different roles to save the planet: green consumers, prosumers, sharers and peers, renters and leasees, innovators, collaborators and so on. A recent publication in the MISTRA-Rees program has outlined the roles and made a first attempt to create a hierarchy of consumer behavior based on the sustainability potentials. The article also... Läs mer


Mistra-REES researcher contribute to new book on Planned Obsolescence

15 November, 2019  |  General

REES researcher Carl Dalhammar is one of the authors of a new book on planned obsolescence (PO). The book has been written together with staff at the Fores think tank and another researcher at Lund University.  The book is published by the European Liberal Forum. The  book explains what PO is and provides examples of PO, outlines the links between the Circular Economy and the Climate challenge,... Läs mer


New publication from Mistra REES on public procurement of reconditioned furnuture

5 July, 2019  |  General

The transition to a circular economy requires the development of new business models. However, ‘circular’ businesses face a number of barriers when competing in the current ‘linear’ economy, and may require the support of public policies. Public procurement may be applied for this purpose, as it can support emerging markets for reconditioned and remanufactured products. Public procurement... Läs mer


Literature review and consolidation of PSS design methods as a foundation for REES design support

25 March, 2019  |  General

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The Swedish communal laundry room – a school-book example of REES

25 February, 2019  |  General

Raphael Wasserbaur is a PhD student at Linköping University and participates in the research in Mistra REES. He emphasizes that the Swedish communal laundry room is like a school-book example of how a resource can be used more efficiently by developing alternative models for traditional ownership. We have talked to him about the research he is doing. Tell us about your research! Currently, I... Läs mer


REES researchers give on-line course in Circular Economy – Sustainable Materials Management

9 November, 2018  |  General

This course looks at where important materials in products we use every day come from and how these materials can be used more efficiently, longer, and in closed loops. This is the aim of the Circular Economy, but it doesn’t happen on its own. It is the result of choices and strategies by suppliers, designers, businesses, policymakers and all of us as consumers. The course is built in four... Läs mer


3D-printing can reduce environmental impacts of trucks

28 September, 2018  |  General

3D-printed truck engines have the potential to reduce the total environmental impact of trucks. That is the conclusion of Daniel Böckin at Chalmers, who shows how companies can make their products and services more resource efficient. Daniel Böckin is a Ph.D. student at Chalmers Division of Environmental Systems Analysis, Department of Technology Management and Economics, and one of the... Läs mer


Donald Huisingh from the University of Tennessee visiting LiU

31 August, 2018  |  General

On the 10th of September will professor Donald Huisingh from the University of Tennessee give a seminar about “What are the Challenges for University Faculty, Students, Alumni, Government, Industry and Society-at Large to Plan and Implement ways to “Accelerate the Transition to Equitable, Sustainable, Livable, Post Fossil-Carbon Societies”” His visit at Linköping University, sponsored... Läs mer