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

Mistra REES programme director in Paris for IEC meeting on Circular Economy

28 June, 2018  |  General

Mattias Lindahl, as ISO’s Technical Committee's representative, is participating in a 3 days long (26-28 of June) ad-hoc group IEC meeting about Circular Economy in Paris. He presented outcomes from ISOs Ad Hoc Group on Circular Economy that was held in Berlin, the 4th of June. Circular Economy issues is a hot topic and Mistra REES research has and will contribute to developing the area.... Läs mer

Mistra- REES present at the ECEEE 2018 Industrial conference in Berlin

18 June, 2018  |  General

For the first time, the ECEEE industrial efficiency conference in Berlin included not only energy efficiency but also resource efficiency / the Circular Economy in the conference research themes. Therefore, Anna Brunzell and Carl Dalhammar fr5om the Mistra REES programme were present at the conference to inform about REES and hand out REES publications and information materials. Carl also had a... Läs mer