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