Mistra REES is seeking to develop principles, methods and guidelines that will serve as a basis for resource-efficient products, services and business models. Another aim is to propose policy instruments and packages that will promote the transition to a more circular economy.
To disseminate its results outside academia, researchers in the programme appeared both on TV and in the press to talk about their results, the consequences of consumption, and the circular economy.
The programme joined in holding the CIRP IPS²* 2018 international conference in May. (* CIRP = International Academy for Production Engineering; IPS² = Industrial Product-Service Systems.) The theme was resource-efficient, effective solutions for meeting society’s growing demands for resource and environmental challenges to be tackled.
In a debate article, the programme researchers emphasise how IT equipment worth billions of kronor is being discarded instead of reused, as an example of challenges on the road to a circular economy.