Best Paper Award 2022 given to Mistra REES researchers

25 May, 2023  |  General

Adeline Jerome, Harald Helander, Maria Ljunggren and Matty Janssen have received Best Paper Award for Review Paper from Resources Conservation and Recycling. The award was for their review of circular economy indicators and comparison with LCA on different cases with the title "Mapping and testing circular economy product-level indicators: A critical review". The annual Best Paper Awards... Read more

Researchers at the LCE 2023

22 May, 2023  |  General

Last week our researchers Erik Sundin, Johan Vogt Duberg, Mattias Lindahl and Tomohiko Sakao attended the CIRP Life Cycle Engineering conference in New Brunswick, USA. Johan Vogt Duberg presented how OEMs can frame remanufacturing initiations and showed practical examples of critical areas for successful initiations, and a general 5-step approach for initiating remanufacturing. Read the full... Read more

Can all of humanity prosper and thrive on a stable, resilient Earth?

12 May, 2023  |  General

Anders Wijkman recently introduced the book Earth for All - A Survival Guide for Humanity during an open lecture at Linköping University. The book was launched in September last year, five decades after The Limits to Growth, as a report to the Club of Rome. Surrounded by crises Humanity is surrounded by several crises, such as the climate crisis, the war in Ukraine, the Covid-19 pandemic,... Read more

Is it possible to replace today’s all-thermoplastic variants with a lower number?

28 November, 2022  |  General

This is the title of a report released today by the Unity project, a collaboration between Mistra REES and Mistra STEPS. The large number of different plastic variants with different additives used and mixed in various products causes major problems when recycling plastic material. Even if one succeeds in their recycling, the individual volumes of each separated plastic fraction with clear... Read more

Standards in circular economy contribute to sustainable development

11 October, 2022  |  General

What is circular economy, how do we measure it and at the end how do we make our business models more circular Global standardization will help to answer these questions. Standardization in the field of circular economy is intended to be used by organizations seeking to understand and commit to a circular economy while contributing to sustainable development. Mattias Lindahl and Tomohiko Sakao... Read more

How can first-tier suppliers drive circularity through new business models?

5 May, 2022  |  General

Mistra REES company Volvo Penta faces this question and is getting support from Mistra REES PhD Candidate Lisa Heldt and MSc student Martina Forbicini from the IIIEE at Lund University to develop answers. Today, they visited Volvo Penta’s Vara plant together with Niklas Thulin (Director of Electromobility, Volvo Penta) to learn more about the operations and speak with several company... Read more

Do business model design and governmental policy making interact with each other?

31 January, 2022  |  General

Yes - our new publication documented how they did in the real world. This specific systems perspective was not found in extant review articles to our knowledge and we’re proud of this pioneering work. This question is highly relevant to accelerate transformation towards a circular economy (CE) and many implications for CE are shown in the paper. Refer to Apple’s recent response towards the... Read more

Former Mistra REES student leads Alimak Group’s sustainability work

28 January, 2022  |  General

Alimak Group AB chose to hire Max Bäck as Lead Engineer Sustainability right after he completed his Master theisis project entitled "Generating Product-Service Design Improvements from a Climate Impact and Energy Use Perspective Using Life Cycle Assessment - The case of Vertical Access Equipment". Max work was carried out within the framework of Mistra REES and is one of several good examples of... Read more