Popular press publications from CIRCit
How the Circular Economy works in practice
Not many years ago, the idea of Circular Economy was a topic only fanatic environmentalists spoke about. Today the topic has become mainstream and both large and small companies are busy changing their business models. A large Nordic research project has investigated how this can be done in practice.
How can waste become a gold mine?
MADE podcast Media/press: made.dk
How can we make money from our waste and from producing fewer products? The podcast, “Industriens Genbrugsguld”, is trying to find answers to this question, which can lead to new business models and the production technologies of the future.
Planning tool identifies street lights to power electric cars
Media/press: gemini.no & forskning.no
Mounting charging stations on street lights can provide the cities with reasonable charging systems for electric cars that do not have their own parking space. New planning tool “sees” where such charging points should be.
A toolbox for circular economy
Elina Saarinen Media/press: uusiouutiset.fi
The structural drawings of circular economy will soon be turned into action, as the industry is equipped with practical Nordic tools.
A clear path towards a circular economy for Nordic companies
Helena Svensson. Media/press: circitnord.com
To help manufacturing companies transition to a more circular economy, the CIRCit project is developing a set of tools and approaches to align business processes with closing resource loops and creating value at the same time. During the 2018-2019 winter workshop series companies from all over the Nordic region got the first taster of these tools and approaches.
Towards circular economy by product design
Sasha Shahbazi. Media/press: swerea.se
Have you ever had a piece of furniture such as a sofa or a piece of technology such as a smart phone that used to work perfectly fine, but suddenly in an unpredictable incident one part gets damaged and breaks and the whole product becomes useless?
Transitioning to the Circular Economy: What does it take to go from efficiency to effectivness?
Tim C. McAloone. Media/press: efffektivitet.dk
If the manufacturing world had its own dictionary and each year celebrated ‘newcomer phrase of the year’, the past 2-3 years would have seen ‘Circular Economy’ as a clear candidate for a place in the listings of new vocabulary. Alongside the United Nations’ ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’ and the now well matured mantra of ‘Resource Efficiency & Cleaner Production’, the notion of transitioning from a take-make-use-waste (or linear) economy to a whole new circular mind-set is a notion that has taken hold within the Danish society.
Green energy and sustainable products
Tim C. McAloone. Media/press: DTU Mechanical Engineering in profile
Sustainability is one of the most important focal points of our time. Both in relation to the products we surround ourselves with in everyday life and the energy we use for transport, heating, electricity etc.
DTU gathers 25 companies for discussion on circular economy
Rolf Sylvester-Hvid & Tim C. McAloone. Media/press: elektronikfokus.dk
Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 25 companies gathered at DTU to get a first impression of a number of tools to support the integration of circular economy in their businesses. The tools, which covered everything from business models, product development, value chain collaboration, digitalisation, and sustainability screening for closing the product loop, were made available for the participants to test throughout the interactive workshop.
A Circular Economy Can Create New Norwegian Market Leaders
Media/press: Dagens Næringsliv
There has been much talk and little action on circular economy. What follows are three pieces of concrete advice on how Norwegian companies can create circular value.
Nordic project helps companies pave the way for circular economy
Anna Karin Jönbrink Media/press: Teknik & Tillväxt No 3, 2018
A number of Nordic companies are already making progress within the field of circular economy, and more and more engage on the journey. The companies want to well-prepared for a future where value creation is decoupled from resource consumption leading to improved competitive position and growth.
Konecranes the First Finnish Company to Join CIRCit
Konecranes has been accepted as a tier 1 company in the CIRCit research project. With operations in the Nordic countries, the CIRCit project supports Nordic companies to discover opportunities within circular economy. The goal is that the Nordic industry will establish itself as a forerunner in the area and at the same time strengthen its position in a highly competitive market. In the project, Konecranes will together with the CIRCit research team from leading universities, investigate and conceptualize circular business models, offerings and solutions.
A Circular Economy Can Create New Norwegian Market Leaders
Media/press: NTNU TechZone
There has been much talk and little action in relation to cicular economy. Here are three specific pieces of advice for how Norwegian companies can create circular value.
Circular economy for competitive industry
Anna Karin Jönbrink Media/press: Teknik & Tillväxt No 2, 2018
The foundation of circular economy is the ability to utilise raw materials and ressources rather than throwing it away at the end of use. Swerea offers competences and expertise within the field an are able to customise a circular model for your company and product.
Increased sustainability and competitiveness with circular economy in the Nordic industry – Konecranes first Finnish company to join CIRCit
Helena Soimakallio Media/press: Technology Industries of Finland
Technology Industries of Finland is a key partner in CIRCit project, which will guide and support the Nordic industry in the transition towards sustainability through circular economy. Konecranes is the first Finnish company to be accepted as a tier 1 company in the project.
Increased sustainability and competitiveness with circular economy in the Nordic industry
Media/press: NTNU TechZone
Circular economy is a mindset where the idea is to maximise value creation by utilsing raw materials and ressources in circular systems, also known as circular models. It can be about extending the life of a product through repair and reproduction, or offering the product as a service.
Circular economy – new practical guidelines for industry
Anne Kirsten Frederiksen & Lena Kristina Carlberg. Media/press: DTU Mechanical Engineering, Annual Report 2017
Circular economy is one of the new buzz words that everybody has heard about, but inly few know exactly how to deal with it. Most industrial enterprises have not yet evaluated whether they can see a potential advantage from circular economy or how they can start working with it.
Circular economy essential for the future!
Anna Karin Jönbrink Media/press: Teknik & Tillväxt No 1, 2018
Will we in the future just rent the material we need for a product and return it when the product reaches the end-of-life or we no longer need it? Will we even own any produkt in the furture or do we just pay for the value achived from using the product? And what does that mean for the companies and their products?
Will circular economy be a natural part of the future?
Listen to Anna-Karin Jönbrink, researcher in the field of energy and environment at Swerea, talk about e-commerce, digitalisation and circular economy in the radio program P1 Ekonomiekot Extra.
Increased sustainability and competitiveness with circular economy
Lisbeth Lassen Media/press: mek.dtu.dk
DTU is leading the newly started project, CIRCit, which will guide and support the Nordic industry in the transition towards increased sustainability by circular economy. The objective is for the Nordic industry to establish itself as frontrunner in the field, and thereby strengthen their position in the highly competitive international market.
Circular economy improves sustainability and competitiveness of Nordic industry
Carina Wiik Media/press: teknologiateollisuus.fi
The technology industry is a key partner in the newly launched CIRCit project, which guides and supports the Nordic industry in their efforts to improve the sustainability of their operations through a circular economy.
Why should we manage our resources?
Annika Gavric Strüwer Media/press: Tillvaxt Sverige
Not so long ago we lived in a wear and tear society. When we bought and used a product, we threw it away and thus lost valuable investments in the form of raw materials, energy and labor.