100 examples for circular economy

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61. LKAB's circular flows saves up to 70 percent carbon dioxide emissions

By taking care of their own and others' industrial sidestreams, new high-quality and envi…
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Published 25 May, 2022
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60. Stockholm Exergi processes sewer sludge for a cleaner ecosystem

Once wastewater has been filtered by Stockholm Exergi 's treatment plant, converted into…
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Published 13 May, 2022
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59. Social store reduces food waste

This spring, the Rescue Mission in Gothenburg opens a new social store, MatRätt , where …
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Published 29 April, 2022
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58. 40 000 pens made of recycled plastic

In May 2021, Ballograf started the production of a special edition of the classic ballpoi…
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Published 22 April, 2022
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57. Willys reduces food waste by 100 tonnes of bread

By selling fresh bread in the evening and lowering the price of bread with short dates, W…
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Published 14 April, 2022
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56. 26 tons of packaging plastic rescucled into new plastic raw materials

As the demand for plastic raw materials increases, new recycling solutions are important …
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Published 8 April, 2022
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55. Residual heat from data centers heats Stockholmers

When data centers are established in Stockholm Data Parks, Stockholm Exergi can recover…
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Published 4 April, 2022
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54. Support for advanced technology in new battery recycling facility

The Swedish Energy Agency provides Stena Recycling with 70.7 million SEK in support of an…
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Published 25 March, 2022
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53. Ugly fishes, Maxed-out salmon and Skewed slices reduce food waste

In 2020, a collaboration between Willys and Axfood's brand Garant was initiated in order …
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Published 11 March, 2022
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52. Thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide saved with returns management service

GIAB helps its customers reduce their carbon emissions through efficient and large-scale …
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Published 4 March, 2022
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51. Unique facility sorts 24,000 tonnes of textiles for recycling

Sysav's textile sorting plant Siptex in Malmö is the world's first of its kind, and sorts…
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Published 25 February, 2022
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50. Rekitchen.nu - 80 percent reduction on kitchen items

Since the production of new goods on average accounts for 80% of a product's climate foot…
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Published 18 February, 2022
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49. Circular flow of steel reduces the carbon footprint by 80 percent

Ovako’s production is based on using recycled steel as input material instead of iron ore…
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Published 11 February, 2022
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48. Coca-Cola in Sweden launches a new refillable concept

Packaging accounts for the majority of  Coca-Cola Europacific Partners'  emissions and pl…
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Published 4 February, 2022
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47. Circular cooperation gives coffee residues new life

Can residues from Löfbergs coffee roastery be used to produce nutritious garden soil? T…
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Published 31 January, 2022
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46. Catering on food waste has saved 35 tonnes of food

To get a total grip on food waste, Sopköket provide meals made from rescued food waste …
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Published 24 January, 2022
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45. Circular collaboration gives IT equipment new life

Since 2019, Kafferosteriet Löfbergs has been collecting all IT equipment that no longer c…
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Published 21 December, 2021
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44. More utilized waste streams give circular green rainbow salmon

In a project together with Axfoundation and SLU, just to mention a few, Axfood has launch…
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Published 21 December, 2021
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43. Heat recovery saves 20 percent energy

The energy demand at Löfbergs in Karlstad has decreased by up to 20 percent since the tec…
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Published 21 December, 2021
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42. From food waste to sustainable meat

Cashewmeetly and Axfood have launched a new sustainable vegan meat made from cashew apple…
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Published 10 December, 2021
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41. Millions of IKEA furniture are given a new life by a circular business model

IKEA actively works with circularity. By 2030, IKEA aims to have all of their products b…
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Published 3 December, 2021
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40. A new collaboration will kickoff circularity in the mining industry

A new collaboration initiative has been initiated between LKAB and Boliden , aimed to …
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Published 3 December, 2021
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39. The new X 2000 saves 5000 tons of steel

The new X 2000 is a new, yet classic train with increased reliability through a newly dev…
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Published 18 November, 2021
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38. A frying pan in a circular return system

The brand ONEPan AB has collaborated with star chef Tareq Taylor to create and offer …
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Published 14 November, 2021
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37. NA-KD aims to contribute to a more environmentally friendly consumption pattern with their second-hand service NA-KD Circle

As the production of clothing accounts for the majority of emissions coming from the clot…
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Published 4 November, 2021
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36. Circulose® recycles old textiles into new textiles

About 10 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions are caused by the fashion and te…
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Published 30 October, 2021
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35. Circular collaboration creates energy-efficient heat exchangers

In 2021, Stena Recycling and Alfa Laval initiated a new collaboration to introduce a grou…
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Published 25 October, 2021
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34. Rescued coffee saves 60 tonnes of carbon dioxide during the first year

80–90 percent of coffee's climate impact takes place in arable land, which makes it impor…
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Published 25 October, 2021
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33. A circular cooperation results in recyclable vacuum cleaners

At this year's sustainability event - Circular Initiative - Stena Recycling and Electrolu…
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Published 9 October, 2021
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32. Tork PaperCircle® - the world's first paper towel recycling service

Tork PaperCircle® is an innovative circular service developed in close collaboration with…
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Published 24 September, 2021
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31. Cycles on Swedish farms give Swedish beef a 60 percent lower climate impact

Pastures and grasslands bind carbon in the soil and grazing animals benefit biodiversity.…
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Published 27 August, 2021
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30. 90 per cent of all silage plastic is recycled every year

Did you know that farmers are probably the best in Sweden at recycling plastic? As much a…
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Published 27 August, 2021
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29. Plastic trays circulate round and round

The plastic trays from McDonald's bread supplier Arytza, (formerly Sjöholms), are reused.…
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Published 27 August, 2021
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28. Manure from HKScan's pigs are driving buses in Västerås forward

Manure from the pigs at Mycklinge in Västmanland is used to produce biogas that are used …
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Published 27 August, 2021
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27. Tiles made of plastic from the sea

As the first company in Sweden, McDonald’s, together with its suppliers, has developed se…
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Published 26 August, 2021
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26. Circular cycles give glasses new life

Synsam works actively for more sustainable production and consumption. Thanks to recyclin…
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Published 26 May, 2021
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25. Bio-based material and residual products in the biorefinery Lantmännen Agroetanol

Lantmännen Agroetanol has developed a bio-based circular business, where wheat is process…
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Published 22 April, 2021
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24. Residues from the field become energy

Lantmännen receives harvested grain from Swedish farmers at about 50 facilities. Here, th…
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Published 22 April, 2021
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23. Plant nutrients are extracted in a pilot plant from water currents

The treatment plant's streams contain plant nutrients, such as nitrogen, which can be ext…
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Published 22 April, 2021
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22. Manure becomes biogas, and then back to fertilizer

Gasum has some ten biogas facilities in Sweden. Three of them utilise manure, in combinat…
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Published 14 April, 2021
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21. 350 000 IT products circulated - saved 5580 CO2e

Inrego's business concept is to maximize the reuse of computers and telephones and in 202…
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Published 1 April, 2021
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20. Sustainable living environments on top of what has already been built

Building on existing buildings instead of demolishing and building new saves large amount…
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Published 25 March, 2021
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19. Thousands of tonnes of CO2 savings due to the reuse of aids

Hjälpmedelscentralen, together with the care providers in the Västra Götaland region and …
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Published 25 March, 2021
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18. Circulating pallets and boxes have since the start replaced 2 billion disposable packaging

Svenska Retursystem is the smart cycle for our food and was established in 1997. The busi…
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Published 17 March, 2021
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17. Reduced food waste have saved 10 000 tonnes CO2e

Food waste occurs at all stages of the food chain. The company Allwin, in collaboration w…
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Published 12 March, 2021
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16. OnceMore enables circular flows in fashion and textiles industry

After several years of development, Södra now offers OnceMore®, a process for industrial …
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Published 11 March, 2021
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15. Increased shared use reduces the need for new premises

Vakansas' vision is to promote sustainable urban development where people's need for offi…
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Published 1 March, 2021
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14. Second-life batteries in sightseeing boat

During 2019/2020, Eco Sightseeing Sthlm AB, together with El & Marinteknik, carried o…
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Published 26 February, 2021
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13. Plastic packaging in deposit systems saved 60,000 kg CO2e

Incorporating plastic packaging into the deposit system is an important step towards a mo…
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Published 25 February, 2021
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12. Halved climate impact with doubled lifespan of children's jeans

By doubling the lifespan of an item of clothing, you can halve the climate impact. Nimble…
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Published 25 February, 2021
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11. Recycled carbon black reduces emissions by 80 percent

The Swedish company Enviro has developed a patented pyrolysis technology that makes it po…
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Published 25 February, 2021
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10. New technology for recycling textile flooring can save 6000 tonnes CO2

Every year, 2 million square meters of textile flooring are laid in Sweden. What is cover…
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Published 23 February, 2021
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9. Old floors become new - saves 100 tons of CO2

During the renovation of the IKEA department store in Kungens Kurva, 10,000 square meters…
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Published 23 February, 2021
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8. Coffee waste is given new life as 3D-printed furniture

Löfberg's coffee production gets more and new uses. A collaboration with Sculptur has res…
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Published 22 February, 2021
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7. Recycling turns waste into a resource

Leftover construction products are no longer waste at JM. Through agreements with compani…
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Published 22 February, 2021
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6. Collaboration resulted in a 100 percent recycled vacuum cleaner

As a part of the cross-sectoral Circular Initiative; Stena Recycling and Electrolux have …
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Published 11 February, 2021
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5. Waste heat keeping 100 000 apartments warm

Since 1987, Stockholm residents are heating themselves thanks to Stockholm Exergi recover…
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Published 11 February, 2021
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4. 100% recycled plastics eliminate the use of 3,500 tonnes of virgin plastic each year

In 2020, Coca-Cola in Sweden became the first market in the world to make all its plastic…
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Published 11 February, 2021
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3. Hand in damaged phone and receive an equivalent remanufactured or repaired one

Since 2015, Folksam have been working together with Godsinlösen (GIAB) to create a circul…
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Published 11 February, 2021
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2. Using recycled spare parts for cars avoided 2,000 tonnes of waste and saved approximately SEK 290 million

Folksam’s total expenses for building repairs amounted to over SEK 1 billion in 2019, whi…
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Published 11 February, 2021
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1. Stena Recycling gives Volvo's bus batteries a second life

The commercial life of bus batteries is considerably extended and natural resources can b…
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Published 25 January, 2021