Circular economy is the principle that products and their ingredients are part of continuous circuits. For many years, our economy has been linear: we extract raw materials, produce products, consume - and throw out. Thus, an incredible number of resources are lost.
Circular economy is based on the concept of secondhand and recycling, so that the products are used several times or the materials are used in new products - again and again. Harmful ingredients have been eliminated and all production is based on renewable energy.
At the Department of Environmental Science, we investigate the environmental sustainability of society's activities. Our studies are carried out in collaboration across sectors and on different scales and in collaboration with the business community, authorities and civil society. For example, we are looking for answers to: