The future is circular
How do we achieve a more circular economy? It depends entirely on the situation, but it is important to be creative and dare to challenge yourself and others.
We have chosen to work in areas that we consider to be very important components of circular business models and significant enablers of a more circular society.
Production and transport logistics
New logistics solutions are necessary for more circular material and product flows.
Business models and value chains
Supply chain management has never been as important as today.
Swedish upcycling – circular design
Design and circular economy together give worn-out products a new chance.
Circular technology development
New technology can either impede us or help us along the way to a more circular world.
PROACTIVE: Towards a process of efficient and safe electric vehicle battery handling in the island Nordic countries
The number of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) sold in the Nordic countries is quickly increasing, therefore there is a considerable need of designing a safe and…
LinCS – Linking circularity metrics at product and society level
Circular economy is receiving increasing attention throughout the world. The European Commission says that it has no choice but to go for the transition to a resource-efficient and ultimately regenerative…
Recovery of drawers from refrigerated furniture
Refrigerators and freezers (refrigerators) usually contain a larger amount of plastic. A significant proportion of the plastic content consists of the drawers and shelf compartments of the cooling furniture. Before…
Collection system for electric car batteries
Sales of electric and charging hybrid cars have increased extensive recent years, both globally and in Sweden. Common to these car types is that they all contain a battery for…
Upcycling of smartphones – so can life be extended on our mobile phones
Turnover on smartphones is high in the world. Therefore, we wanted to systematically explore commercially viable solutions to (in a circular manner) re-use functional functionality of smartphones that would otherwise…
Repipe – Innovative recycling of pipes and profiles
In Sweden, large numbers of pipes are being installed every year in new buildings and during maintenance of both buildings…
Realize – Recycling of vehicles
The project Realize has the ambition to find strategies for a more resource-efficient recycling of vehicles and to increase the…
WEEE ID – Automated sorting of electronic waste
Automated sorting of electronic waste enables higher recycling rates
Waste in the form of electrical and electronic equipment (abbreviated WEEE)…
Remanence – Recycling of magnets
REMANENCE – Recycling of rare earth elements from permanent magnets in electronic waste
The future’s potentially limited access to rare…
GreenElec – Design for recycling
”Green” electronics intended to attain an efficient use of resources through designing and manufacturing electronics which enables a more efficient…
PROACTIVE: Efficient and safe electric vehicle battery handling
We present PROACTIVE: A new and exciting project that will improve the process of electric vehicle batteries handling in the island Nordic countries.
Meet us at Circular Materials Conference, March 17-18 2020
Competence Centre of Recycling (CCR) at Chalmers University of Technology; RE:Source in cooperation with Nordic Publishing and research institutes, academia, and organisations from the basic, chemical, recycling and textile industries…
Circular Electronics Day!
Organisationer vill ha hållbara val på Circular Electronics Day Elektronikprylar förknippas med en rad sociala och miljömässiga problem som ofta hänger samman med dagens linjära ekonomi. Den 24 januari är…
Looking for a career in circular economy?
We are looking for a new colleague who wants to help companies and society change towards a more circular economy, where resource efficiency and business goes hand in hand.