New article on business models for electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries

26 May, 2021  |  General

A new article in Resources, Conservation and Recycling analyses current business models lithium-ion batteries among vehicle manufacturers. The results demonstrate that many manufacturers are pursuing ‘circular’ strategies, mostly focused on repair, refurbishing, and repurposing. Variation in the operationalization appears to be linked to the degree of manufacturer involvement, indicating that... Read more

Remanufacturing is future’s manufacturing!

7 May, 2021  |  General

Remanufacturing is future’s manufacturing!   Remanufacturing is a key component within a circular economy. An important enabler to secure that products and components can be used longer, now and in the future.   This novel publication from the Mistra REES program presents an interesting method for designing teams and processes in a remanufacturing organization. It is based... Read more

Mistra REES researcher Carl Dalhammar keynote speaker at European conference

7 May, 2021  |  General

Carl Dalhammar was invited speaker at the international conference on ‘Sustainability & Consumption’ in Portugal, April 2021. His speech, titled ‘Product Regulation in the Circular Economy: Product Durability, Re-use and Repairability’ presented findings from research in Mistra-REES. Link to the conference... Read more

The Butterfly Effect! – Be part of it!

30 April, 2021  |  General

Download as pdf. The butterfly effect is the idea that small things, ideas, and events can have non-linear impacts on a complex system, e.g., today’s society, mainly based on linear economy thinking. The circular economy is often illustrated with the so-called butterfly diagram; however, I also claim that the circular economy idea really acts like a butterfly effect. The circular economy,... Read more

This is why the dishwasher lasts for about ten years

17 April, 2021  |  General

Mistra REES program director participates in SVT-news and comments about products durability. Whatch... Read more

The proposals that will speed up the circular economy.

15 April, 2021  |  Media

The delegation for circular economy, chaired by Åsa Domeij, has just submitted a report to the Minister of Environment and Climate, Per Bolund. Hear Mistra REES researcher Maria Ljunggren and Åsa Domeij talk about circular economy in Swedish Radio's program Studio Ett. (In... Read more

Get your business ready for a more circular and sustainable future!

10 April, 2021  |  General

An increasing number of companies, organizations, providers, and customers are interested in more circular and sustainable business models. This article, published in the prestigious Journal of Cleaner Production, features one of the more prominent models, functional sales, as viewed from a life cycle perspective and, in a novel way, its legal, environmental, and economic implications. So far,... Read more

Two Mistra REES researchers elected to the board of Re:Source

9 April, 2021  |  General

Mistra REES researchers Maria Ljunggren and Carl Dalhammar have been elected to the board of Re:Source. Re:Source is one of the Swedish strategic innovation programs focusing on sustainable use of resources. The program has financed ca 160 projects since 2016. Learn more about Re:Source... Read more