Retaining value in the swedish materials system

The objective of the project is to develop an economic and value-based perspective on the Swedish materials system. For the main material categories, the project will map today's value leakage from virgin raw materials to recycled materials, and identify and quantify potential for improvement. A value-based perspective has the potential to 1) make visible the large losses taking place in today's materials system and make material use into an economic and industrial issue as much as an environmental issue, 2) enable policymakers and business leaders to make economically informed prioritisation decisions about material flows and recycling, and 3) stimulate innovation in secondary materials.

Built environment Plastics Recycling

Project manager
Per Klevnäs
Material Economics AB
Project time
2017-06-19 to 2017-12-18


Per Klevnäs

project manager, Material Economics