Moving On: Conference and workshop results Brussels, October 12-13 2023

30 November, 2023  |  Events Reports

Introduction – Mattias Lindahl, Professor in EcoDesign and Ph.D. in Machine Design, Linköping University, Member of the Swedish Delegation for Circular Economy. Key measures to boost circular economy at the EU level – Sarianne Tikkanen Policy Officer on Circular Economy, The European Commission. Product regulation: developments and challenges – Carl Dalhammar, Associate professor at... Read more

Debate article in Swedish newspaper

12 October, 2023  |  Media

"Our view of the economy and growth needs to change fundamentally. This does not mean that we should stop striving for economic growth. But the rules must be rewritten for the industry." In conjunction with the "Moving on" conference in Brussels, 12-13 October, ten researchers from Mistra REES present a five-point program to transition to a more circular and sustainable society in a debate... Read more

Members of ISO for Circular Economy met in Brazil

10 October, 2023  |  General

ISO - International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee on Circular Economy met in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 2-6 October, with delegations from all over the world. The working groups met for the last step of their work to finalize the three standard packages: #ISO59004 Terminology, principles and guidance for implementation #ISO59010 Guidance on business models and value... Read more

Mistra REES in Almedalen

14 June, 2023  |  General

Mattias Lindahl, Mistra REES’ program manager will be in Almedalen this year. 28 June 10.00-10.45, Stop burning clothes and contribute to our circular future Aktuell Hållbarhet arranges a seminar where Mattias will participate together with Maja Dahlbom, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Anna Vilén, Siptex/Sysav, and Joakim Järrebring, Member of Parliament. Read more in... Read more

EU-initiative on banning product destruction in line with new T20 policy brief

9 June, 2023  |  General

Unsustainable consumption dynamics that lead to companies destroying their unsold clothes on purpose need to be broken. EU’s suggestion on banning product destruction seeks to do just this, and is in line with newly published recommendations to G20 countries. In a consumption system characterized by fast fashion, all-time access to shopping and overproduction, product destruction of... Read more

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  |  Events

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